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Motorist charged in death of jogger in Weston

There are 10 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Feb 9, 2008, titled Motorist charged in death of jogger in Weston. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

“I think of my son every day. He was my baby”

A Weston motorist accused of mowing down a jogger last December left the man dying by the side of the road, drove home, switched vehicles and made a second pass by the man's mangled body without ever stopping, helping or calling paramedics, according to an arrest report released Friday.

Lewis A. Defeo, 22, was charged on Friday with DUI manslaughter and leaving the scene of a fatal crash in the Dec. 15 death of Weston resident Garriett Harvey, 35. Harvey, a career Navy man with a 2-year-old daughter, was struck from behind and died in the swale of the road on Glades Parkway south of Glades Circle, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office. Read more

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CONCERNED RESIDENT

Spartanburg, SC

#1 Feb 9, 2008
THE WESTON LIFE STYLE IS CURRENTLY AT GREAT RISK, TEENAGE CRIME, VANDALISM AND BURGLARIES ARE ON THE RISE, TEENAGE DRIVERS HAVE THE RUN OF SUB-DIVISIONS FOR SPEEDING AND ERRACTIC DRIVING,OUR MAYOR IS TOO BUSY SUING OUR LEGISLATURE TO STOP THE REDUCTION IN PROPERTY TAXES.
Matt

Valdosta, GA

#2 Feb 18, 2008
It is up to parents to educate and teach their children to do the right thing, not the mayor. I watch kids speed through my neighborhood every day, I video tape them and then go show their parents.
Rena

Cleveland, OH

#3 Apr 3, 2008
What a tragedy, Garrett was my friend and a very nice person. My prayers to his family...
anonymous

Deerfield Beach, FL

#4 Sep 22, 2008
that is not how it happened when he went back and found the guy there he called the police and turned himself in its really fucked up that the papers are mixing up the stories to make the situation worse than it already is he's a close friend of mine and that night haunts him everyday.yea its his fault thats understood but there is no reason to stretch the truth. so fuck u topix.com
Carlos

Hialeah, FL

#5 Jan 29, 2009
The point is that he left the man to die. Had he called 911 right away, he might still be alive. Anonymous, why the foul language?
Anonymous

Deerfield Beach, FL

#6 May 29, 2009
Carlos wrote:
The point is that he left the man to die. Had he called 911 right away, he might still be alive. Anonymous, why the foul language?
well he should have done that. but the man died instantly.

And the vulgar language was directed towards the writer because they would stretch the truth as far as they can just to get more of a reaction from the public
anonymous

Boca Raton, FL

#7 Mar 9, 2011
he returned to the scene no more than 10 mins after the ACCIDENT, and police were already on the scene. Harvey was in medical hands almost immediately after the accident. defeo is not a criminal, he is a honest and CARING person who was driving at the wrong place at the wrong time.. his life consisted of studying in school, and working his ass off. god bless garriet Harvey and his family.. their son/husbands/fathers life was tragically taken, but it was an accident.
Get Real

United States

#8 Mar 9, 2011
Report says your friend was DUI how is that an accident? Sounds like manslaughter to me.
FOR Get Real

Pompano Beach, FL

#9 May 12, 2011
one day a dark mistake will come upon you , no one will listen or care about anything besides what the REPORT SAYS. before you speak know what your speaking about. i pray for lewises pain to be bestowed upon you, god bless.
Brother

Los Angeles, CA

#10 Apr 11, 2013
At the moment of the Strike. Nothing was comprehendible. I was 12 years old sleeping and awaken by the collision. It all happened so fast Neither one of us could tell what was going on. we drove a mile down the street to our home, got our parents and drove immediately right back to see what had caused our collision, and were greeted by dozes of police cars that where their within 30 min of the accident. These reports are filled with nonsense and misleading information. We could not fight it do to the fact that my brother had to plea guilty in order to avoid a 30 Year sentence. Their was BELOW a .8 Level of alcohol in his blood system. This will all be cleared. God Bless you all and I never wish the pain our FAMILIES had to go through upon anyone.

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