A UCF student accused of killing a motorist while driving under the influence laughed about the incident later at the hospital, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Dean Kornblum, 22, was traveling on University Boulevard and Bibb Road when his gray 2019 Audi struck the rear of a black 2016 Nissan SUV driving in the same direction, according to FHP. The SUV overturned, killing the driver.
The driver of the SUV, 36-year-old Angel Dominguez, of Orlando, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to FHP.
Kornblum, of Boca Raton, was transported to ORMC for minor injuries and was overheard telling someone on the phone that the “he did not need to sober up because this situation was a joke,” the affidavit states.
According to the report, Kornblum admitted to having consumed alcohol earlier in the day but told troopers if anything was found in his system, it was because the hospital staff put it there.
Troopers said they observed the 22-year-old with glossy, bloodshot eyes and that he smelled of alcohol. The arrest affidavit states Kornblum laughed loudly and obnoxiously when the hospital staff spoke to him.
Kornblum said he was “targeted by Gotham’s finest” and when he refused to give consent for his blood to be drawn, he said “that sounds like a problem for the Orlando Police Department,” the arrest report reads.
Kornblum is facing a felony charge of DUI manslaughter and could face more charges pending the outcome of the investigation, according to the arrest report.
He bonded out of the Orange County Jail on $10,000 bail Friday.
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