• Florida man says he was ‘targeted by Gotham's finest' during DUI manslaughter arrest, police say

    By: Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

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    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -

    According to an arrest report, a 22-year-old University of Central Florida student said he "didn't need to sober up" because the situation was "a joke" while he was at the hospital after Florida Highway Patrol troopers said he caused a crash that killed a Sanford man Friday morning.

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    Troopers said Dean Kornblum, of Boca Raton, had alcohol in his system when he drove the front of his 2019 Audi into the back of a Nissan SUV driven by a 36-year-old Sanford man around 1:25 a.m.

    Troopers said the impact caused the SUV to overturn near the intersection of University Boulevard and Bibb Lane. They said the driver of the SUV, identified as Angel Dominguez, died on the scene.

    Kornblum is charged with DUI manslaughter.

    Troopers said after Kornblum was transported to the hospital for minor injuries, they noticed his eyes were glassy and bloodshot and that he smelled of alcohol.

    His arrest report says Kornblum told hospital staff that he'd drunk alcohol that day but said "if the hospital finds anything in his blood tests it's because they put it in his system."

    Hospital staff said Kornblum was uncooperative and laughing "loudly and obnoxiously," according to the arrest report.

    Troopers said that during an interview, Kornblum told them he'd "been targeted by Gotham's finest."

    Troopers said the crash remains under investigation.

    Kornblum was arrested at Orlando Regional Medical Center after being transported there for minor injuries following the crash, according to FHP.

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