It happened on Dec. 10, 1990. Mr. Sanchez, seriously drunk behind the wheel, with his dad as passenger, was leaving a Miami Dolphins game. He had barely left the stadium parking area before he hit a man who was running between cars, and who (unfortunately) was also drunk. Undoubtedly helped by invisible friends on the police force, Sanchez was not charged with causing the accident, but was later charged with (and pleaded no contest to) DUI. But here's the cowardly part: Sanchez initially left the scene of the accident for 2 full hours. One local report said he first went home to get his license and fell asleep. (Yeah, right.) Anyway, by the time he meandered back to the scene and his dilly-dallying cop friends tested him for alcohol, it was at least four hours after the accident. Even with all his friends helping him, Sanchez's blood still registered .15 -- way above the then-legal-limit of .10. Closing chapter for victim: The Miami Herald, Nov. 2, 1995 "Jeffrey Smuzinick, who was left paralyzed after being struck by the car of Channel 7 anchor Rick Sanchez, died Monday in a Pennsylvania nursing home. He was 36. Smuzinick was injured Dec. 10, 1990, after he ran out into traffic following a Dolphins football game. He was struck by A 1991 Volvo driven by Sanchez. Smuzinick suffered severe head injuries and was in a coma for many months. He underwent rehabilitation in Florida ..."Rick was known to be a "save his own ass" kind of guy when he was down in here in the early 90s on WSVN Channel 7. So hearing him call someone else a "liar" is kind of like hearing a tomato talk.
Posted by Jack Moss Labels: Media Bias, Rick Sanchez