Margate man charged with DUI manslaughter in scooter rider’s death
Linda TrischittaContact Reporter Sun Sentinel
Allan Blanchard Jallim was driving a black Chevrolet Camaro and was racing another car and changing lanes at speeds of up to 107 mph when he struck and killed a man steering a TAO TAO scooter, Hollywood Police said.
Jallim, 28, of Margate, is accused of having a blood alcohol level of more than twice the legal limit and of driving with a suspended license that Sunday night, July 17, 2016.
Jallim was arrested Wednesday. The Broward state attorney’s office has charged him with vehicular homicide, DUI manslaughter; DUI with injury and property damage; reckless driving with injury and property damage and driving while his license was suspended.
Paramedics took scooter driver Hunter Seward Wroblewski, 27, of Delray Beach, to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood but he died. Wroblewski was operating the scooter at or below the 40 mph speed limit, witnesses told police.
The crash happened in the 1100 block of East Dania Beach Boulevard, east of U.S. 1.
Jallim’s blood alcohol level was measured twice, and found to be at .19 and .17, police said. The legal limit is .08.
The Chevrolet’s event data recorder, or black box, showed the brakes were not applied until one second before the crash, police said.
Jallim has pleaded not guilty. His lawyer Douglas Rudman said Friday, “It’s too soon for us to have any comment on the case. Our investigation is clearly just beginning.”
Jallim’s passenger told investigators that they had been drinking during the day in Dania Beach and that Jallim had drunk some beers but she was not sure how many, according to a complaint affidavit.
Though officers described Jallim at the scene as being unsteady on his feet, with bloodshot, watery eyes and trying to maintain his balance, he agreed to having his blood drawn and said, “I’m not drunk, let’s do this!” the affidavit said.
Prior to Jallim’s arrest, prosecutors filed a motion to detain him before trial. Jallim lives with his parents and has no criminal convictions, according to court testimony.
During Jallim’s bond court hearing Thursday, attorney Luis Cartaya sought to have him released and held under house arrest, but his request was denied by Judge Terri-Ann Miller.
A hearing on the state’s pretrial detention motion is scheduled to be held Monday.