Suspect in fatal crash released from jail
Updated On: Apr 26 2012 07:32:27 AM EDT
Some 12 hours after posting bond, the 38-year old Southwest Miami-Dade man charged with the drunk driving crash that killed a 13 year old girl left jail Wednesday morning and was escorted to his parents home where he will await trial under house arrest.
Sandor Guillen, who is recovering from injuries in the crash, now wears a GPS tracker on his ankle and relies on a metal walker to get around.
While his family ignored reporters at their front gate, his attorney who arrived to see Guillen said he would not make an apology to the family of Kaely Camacho even if he wanted to.
"I don't think, legally, I can allow a client to make an apology which is tantamount to an admission," said his attorney Bruce Lehr. "So at this point, let me leave it that even if he wanted to I wouldn't let him."
In an emotional hearing Tuesday, packed with Kaely's grieving family and friends, Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Leon Firtel lowered Guillen's bond to $205,000. With the help of his parents, he posted bail just after 10pm Tuesday night.
Guillen's attorney said his injuries from the crash include seven broken ribs, a punctured liver, a collapsed lung and a severely injured knee.
Local10's Glenna Milberg asked how Guillen was he able to run from the scene with all those injuries.
"I didn't say he did," said Lehr.
Police and prosecutors did.
Camacho died in the crash earlier this month. Police said Guillen was driving his SUV about 100 mph on the Busway, which is supposed to be for transit vehicles only, and crashed into the SUV carrying Kaely, her father and her sister at U.S. 1 and Southwest 184th Street.
Police said Guillen tried to leave the crash scene on foot, but officers caught up with him.
Guillen's charges include DUI manslaughter, vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident with injuries.
Guillen plans to plead "not guilty" at his arraignment scheduled for May 4th. Under the terms of his house arrest, he is permitted to leave his parents home only for work, medical appointments and attorney appointments.
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