Karlie Tomica, Shelborne Hit-and-Run Driver, Was "Really Drunk," According to Witness
Karlie Tomica was booked into jail yesterday after the car she was driving struck and killed a man outside the Shelborne South Beach on Collins Avenue. She might not have been found so quickly if a Good Samaritan hadn't followed her to an apartment building in Mid-Beach. Now, the witness's 911 call has been released, and he repeatedly says Tomica seems "really drunk."
"I'm actually just following a car that just hit a man on Collins Avenue. As far as I know, at this time, she must have killed him," says the unidentified witness in a 911 call, according to NBC Miami.
The man continued following the 2007 Dodge four-door that Tomica was driving while on the phone with the 911 operator.
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"The lady is really drunk, she just came out of the car," he continues. "She's outside the car; she's really drunk."
The arrest report states she had slurred speech, reeked of the smell of alcohol, and wasn't able to walk stably. She refused a field sobriety test, but a blood sample was taken.
Tomica, reportedly a college student, was booked on charges of DUI and leaving the scene of an accident but was released less than eight hours later on $10,000 bond.
Her since-deleted Twitter profile described her as "Party Princess Miami Beach."
Meanwhile, the victim, 49-year-old Stefano Riccioletti, was pronounced dead on the scene.
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