Minutes after Carlos Bertonatti drunkenly killed a cyclist on the Rickenbacker Causeway, an officer clocked him topping 80 mph as he tore down Crandon Boulevard and dodged traffic with a bicycle wedged under his fender.
His blood alcohol content at the time was at least .122 -- well over the legal limit of .08.
Huertas followed Bertonatti back to his condo on Grapetree Drive and arrested him.
As we've reported before, Bertonatti refused to believe he'd killed a cyclist, yelling, "You're lying to me ... cops do that stuff all the time!"
Officers later forcibly strapped Bertonatti to a stretcher so they could get a blood sample.
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The resulting toxicology tests, which Riptide has also obtained, confirms our earlier report that his BAC was .122 -- a level that an adult man his size would need to drink six beers in an hour to reach.
Bertonatti tested negative for pot, cocaine, and a battery of other drugs.
The next hearing in Bertonatti's criminal trial is set for May 3. He has pleaded not guilty to counts of DUI manslaughter, vehicular homicide, resisting arrest, and leaving the scene of a fatal accident.
In the meantime, he remains in jail; his initial $100,000 bond was revoked when authorities learned he'd lied about owning multiple passports.