Omar Bravo, a South Florida man convicted of killing a driver after going the wrong-way down a one-way street in Miami has been sentenced to eight years in prison. The incident occurred on February 11th, 2011 at 3:30 AM when Bravo went west on the eastbound lanes of the MacArthur causeway and collided with 26-year-old Matthew Montenegro’s car.
Montenego was pronounced deceased on the scene, and Bravo was found to be three times over the legal limit of alcohol consumption. Bravo has admitted to drinking before the incident, taken responsibility for the situation and apologized to Montenegro family for the loss of their loved one.
“It’s just a horrible decision that I made … I just really want to say I’m really, really sorry,” said Omar Bravo.
The judge heard from Bravo’s sisters who apologized for their brother’s actions and stood behind their belief that despite this bad decision they know him to be a good person. Montengro’s mother and father also took the stand, admitting that in the three years since the incident occurred they have not been able to put away their son’s personal things.
On top of his eight year sentence, which is seven years shy of the maximum sentence of 15 years, Bravo will serve seven years’ probation and have his license permanently revoked.
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