DUI suspect wants community service at music fest
Updated On: May 17 2013 02:35:35 PM EDT
A 19-year-old on house arrest and accused of DUI manslaughter wants to do community service at the Ultra Music Festival next weekend.
In court Friday, Ivanna Villanueva's attorney filed a request for the University of Miami student to fulfill school community service hours at the music festival beginning next Saturday. Villanueva would work as a cook for the Cordon Bleu, a vendor at Ultra.
"They are as a vendor and would be cooking in the kitchen and not attending the festival," her attorney told a judge.
Last October, police said Villanueva was leaving a night of drinking and hard partying before getting behind the wheel of her family's Audi.
Around the same time, the victim, 68-year-old Eyder Ayala, was leaving work.
Police said Villanueva, driving with a fake ID and under the influence, slammed into Ayala's car at the intersection of LeJeune Road and Majorca Avenue in Coral Gables. The impact killed Ayala almost instantly.
After Friday's motion was filed, Ayala's family said that community service at an event known for hard partying doesn't sit well at all.
"There's other forms of community service that would be more suited than attending a music festival," said grandson Anwar Sadeek.
"We're very concerned that Ivanna Villanueva would attend an event that's known for alcohol use. We're hoping that this motion will be denied," said family attorney Paul Layne.
A judge will decide on March 20 whether to allow the request.
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