A police officer in New Brunswick, New Jersey has been arrested after an indictment came down on the criminal charge of vehicular homicide. Keith Buckley was a lieutenant in the police force and allegedly crashed his car into a pole after traveling at high speeds and the crash killed another police officer. Buckley is also accused official misconduct for leaving his handcuffs and weapon out of the car. Buckley was on-duty at the time of the accident.
If you are arrested in Florida for Vehicular Homicide, the prosecutor must prove that you failed to use ordinary care and:
1. The victim is dead.
2. The death was caused by the operation of a car by you.
3. You operated the car in a reckless manner likely to cause the death of or great bodily harm to someone.
The prosecutor does not have to prove you had the intent to hurt anyone.
If you have been arrested on driving charges in Jacksonville, Florida, call our Jacksonville Driving Attorneys at (904) 634-0900.