Update: Man arrested for DUI Manslaug...

Update: Man arrested for DUI Manslaughter released

There are 86 comments on the WTSP Tampa Bay story from Feb 26, 2008, titled Update: Man arrested for DUI Manslaughter released. In it, WTSP Tampa Bay reports that:

The Florida Highway Patrol has arrested David Belniak, 34, of Spring Hill, Florida with DUI Manslaughter, Vehicular Homicide, and Reckless Driving in connection with the Christmas Day 2007 fatal crash that ...

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Glastonbury, CT

#1 Mar 7, 2008
i was there ,i saw the crash ,the dirt bag almost got me i had a green light on littel rd thank god i slowed and looked,iam sorry for what happened to all the victims and ther familys,the victims suffered ,and were put on stretchers on the road right next to the dirt bag belniak.I still to this day think about that crash every day and how lucky i was.I hope the evidence that helped prove the skum bag was going 88mph was well i dont want to say to mess up the case.and give belniaks sister any help.dont worry dirt bag the state of fl sucks and the most youall get is 15 years but with sisters help and a good ol boy court system i bet youall only get 1 or 2 and rehab,just look at the billy lane case same thing hes got money and fame he anit gettin no time
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Glastonbury, CT

#2 Mar 7, 2008
i think how in the heck this dude calls his insurance company and gets covrage even if he pays a huge bill hes like unisurable,and if he did not work for family no company on this planit would hire him for most any job,
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Glastonbury, CT

#3 Mar 7, 2008
funny part is i have been sober a few years now ,and see mr belniaks side first hand as well ,it leads to a big hole jail ,rehab,the nut house,its a very dangerous life style,your best friends can be your worst nightmeers,the things you mess up on now in life as a young punk are going to effect you ,and stay with you for over 15 years even if you get sober and fly right,the biggest step is to stay away from it,try to hang out with another crew, or do sports,or what ever,as you get older it anit funny good old times no more its like having the worst job you ever had for 15 years it a day to day grind .
FORUM READER

Sarasota, FL

#4 Mar 7, 2008
LET'S SEE, BOOZE AND DRUGS. SPEEDING. DEATH
OK FLORIDA, IT DOESN'T TAKE A ROCKET SCIENTIST TO FIGURE THIS OUT.
SOUNDS LIKE THIS "FAMILY" HAS MONEY TO BUY THEIR WAY OUT 0F PROBLEMS.
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Glastonbury, CT

#5 Mar 7, 2008
i would go to rehab,and thats not easy most times youall have to go back like 3 times,but in a few years after you show the victims that hate you. you paid the court price tag ,i would write or email or in court show the victims family how sorry you are and that this point is changing your life,rember your lucky you lived,from what i saw that day in the black pick up ,i saw a person on the floor of the truck dead not moving,every one at the wreck said the black trucks driver is dead,if it wasint for the man with the fire exstingusher who risked his life when every one else steped away mr belniak you would have burned to death.that day i saw a person who did not care about his own life let alone any one else . you dont know how lucky you are to still be here .take it from some one who saw your mess first hand god has givin you another chance at life,you almost took mine as well ,so dont mess it up like you did right along.nows the time to restart your life.
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Glastonbury, CT

#6 Mar 7, 2008
i dont want to sound like a god crazy person,but i found god does live in us all, in my own life down and out in a hole when no one wants to talk to you i found god in a stolen bible from a motel room.mr belniak i ask you to do what i did randomly opean up that book and find a smallpart to read ,thank god for saving you ,and talk to your victims it will help release the hate.god was ther for me on my death bed,thats were the drugs take you. its hard at first but every now and then youall find you opean that book up more and more. you see littel things over time that cant be posable unless you had talk to the man in that book ,he saved me that day atlittel rd and hiway 19 i had the green light your drunkin ass ran and was headed into that intersection,god wanted me to live that day for some reason i dont yet know but i take it day to day and thank god every day i wake up for another day ,when you get sober lifes twist and turns sober will give you a high
Sheila

Sarasota, FL

#7 Mar 7, 2008
After reading the story it confuses me. How many people were killed in this horrible accident. I know it said one person at the scene however what happened to the other two passengers that were taken to the hospital? The way it is worded gives me the impression that the the two other people died.
JIM

East Haddam, CT

#8 Mar 8, 2008
HOPE MY PHOTOS GET YOU LOCKED UP DIRT BAG
JIM

East Haddam, CT

#9 Mar 8, 2008
YES 3 TOTAL DIED ONE THAT NIGHT IN THE HOSPITAIL ANTHOR IN ACCOMA 1 MONTH THEN DIED THEY ALL SUFFERD A UNINMAGINABEL DEATHS
JIM

East Haddam, CT

#10 Mar 8, 2008
WHEN YOUR IN COURT AND YOUR SISTER TRYS TO GET YOU OFF THE REAL STORY WILL COME OUT IN THE PHOTOS OF MESS SKUM BAG
JIM

East Haddam, CT

#11 Mar 8, 2008
HOPE YOUAL CANT SLEEP THINKING ABOUT THE MESS ,YOUR SREWED NOW YOUR RECORD YOUR SISTERS RECORD OF HELPING YOU AND PUBLIC OUTCRY AS WELL AS FIRST HAND WITNESSES AND PHOTOS OF THE WRECK AS WELL AS A POSITIVE DRUG TEST I WOULD NOT WANT TO BE THE LAYOR IN THAT CASE.HARD TIME IS IMIDENT DIRT BAG. IF YOU HAD HIT ME WHEN I WAS COMMING FROM LITTEL ROAD ON GREEN AND I LIVED YOU WOULD HAVE TO DEAL WITH A DUDE WHO WAS LOCKED UP AS WELL RETARD AND JAIL HOUSE RULES.YOUR JUST A RICH KID THATS A PUNK ,MAN IF YOU HAD HIT ME SKUM BAG YOU WOULD HAVE --------------------- MOTHER------ DIRT BAG HOPE I SEE YOU AROUND MOTHER------- STILL LIVING WITH YOUR DADDY AT 34 IN A GATED COMMUNITY IF YOU HAD HIT ME ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD COULD NOT HAVE HELPED YOU
JIM

East Haddam, CT

#12 Mar 8, 2008
ITS TIME YOU GROW UP SKUM BAG IF YOU DONT CARE ABOUT YOUR OWN LIFE IN WICH I WITNESSED THAT DAY DO IT MAN GET IT OVER WITH,THE DRUGS YOU TOOK COULD HAVE EVEN MADE YOU DIE , DONT KILL INNOCENT PEOPLE WITH YOU , YOU MIGHT JUST HURT THE WRONG GUY SOME TIME. YOU ALMOST DID.I WATCHED THE BASIES AND THE MCWILLIAMS SUFFER ,AND YOU ALMOST GOT BURNT TO DEATH AND A INNOCENT BY STANDER SAVED YOU .THINK ABOUT THAT A GUY WHO DID NOT EVEN KNOW YOU RISKED HIS LIFE WHEN ALL THE OTHER BY STANDERS STEPED BACK IN FEAR OF THE FIRE HE SAVED YOU AND ALMOST GOT BURNT AS WELL FOR WHAT.I THINK WHEN YOUR IN COURT AND SEE THE PHOTOS OF HIM YOU SHOULD THANK HIM FOR SAVING YOUR LIFE,MAN YOU WERE LUCKY THAT DAY,WAKE UP MAN YOU GOT MONEY WHY YOU GOTTA WRECK YOUR LIFE AS WELL AS EVERY ONE ELSE
Sheila

Sarasota, FL

#13 Mar 8, 2008
I can't believe this. Booze, drugs, speed. killed
three people and he's back on the streets.

What is the problem here????? I guess Mr.Rich boy and his sister is paying someone off???
Hugh

Fairfield, CT

#14 May 24, 2008
Looks like Florida swept this matter under the rug.
Michelle Bassi

Cresskill, NJ

#15 Jun 5, 2008
What do you mean they swept this matter under the rug? I'm confused. I'm so sad....that was my mom and dad and grandma. I don't know what to do with my life anymore. I'm on a disability leave for work, suffering depression, and to try to cheer myself up I went to Disney World where I used to go on vacation with my parents as a child growing up...it's like I"m a 24 year old that turned into a 5 year old lost soul...I'm so sad. I cry all the time..what's funny is that I don't want David Beniak hurt. I want him...to bet better. I want him to suffer in jail and to think about his actions. He had so many chances to get better but he kept drinking and driving or taking drugs. Why couldn't he just get high in his house and not go out? It was Christmas? Where was his family that day? What is so depressing in his life that he does drugs? If anyone should do drugs it's ME bc I'm the one missing my entire family. I realize he accidentally killed a pedestrian back in '94 but why couldn't he just...talk to a priest or a therapist. God forgives...and that was a real accidet - but this one? You had 2 DUI's in the past and after killing (accidentally)- wouldn't you want to be super careful behidn the wheel of your car...or where you out to kill yourself and didn't realize you'd take away my loved ones...my mommy...my daddy...I can't comprehend my grandma's death bc i'm still trying to focus on my parents. It's so scary bc I don't know what I have to live for anymore. They won't be there to walk me down the aisle...they won't be there to spoil their grandkids with love...they won't be there to help guide me through the hard years...It still feels like a dream. I wish I would just wake up....Belniak, I wish you had gone to rehap and fixed up your life before this incident ever could have happened...and now, I hope you are truly sorry bc I'm not so sure you even have that capability and that hurts me so much...:*(
CALI

Palmetto, FL

#16 Jun 5, 2008
Michelle Bassi wrote:
What do you mean they swept this matter under the rug? I'm confused. I'm so sad....that was my mom and dad and grandma. I don't know what to do with my life anymore. I'm on a disability leave for work, suffering depression, and to try to cheer myself up I went to Disney World where I used to go on vacation with my parents as a child growing up...it's like I"m a 24 year old that turned into a 5 year old lost soul...I'm so sad. I cry all the time..what's funny is that I don't want David Beniak hurt. I want him...to bet better. I want him to suffer in jail and to think about his actions. He had so many chances to get better but he kept drinking and driving or taking drugs. Why couldn't he just get high in his house and not go out? It was Christmas? Where was his family that day? What is so depressing in his life that he does drugs? If anyone should do drugs it's ME bc I'm the one missing my entire family. I realize he accidentally killed a pedestrian back in '94 but why couldn't he just...talk to a priest or a therapist. God forgives...and that was a real accidet - but this one? You had 2 DUI's in the past and after killing (accidentally)- wouldn't you want to be super careful behidn the wheel of your car...or where you out to kill yourself and didn't realize you'd take away my loved ones...my mommy...my daddy...I can't comprehend my grandma's death bc i'm still trying to focus on my parents. It's so scary bc I don't know what I have to live for anymore. They won't be there to walk me down the aisle...they won't be there to spoil their grandkids with love...they won't be there to help guide me through the hard years...It still feels like a dream. I wish I would just wake up....Belniak, I wish you had gone to rehap and fixed up your life before this incident ever could have happened...and now, I hope you are truly sorry bc I'm not so sure you even have that capability and that hurts me so much...:*(
Michelle, My heart goes out to you, my blessings and prayers are with you.
Michelle McNamara

Roslyn, NY

#17 Jul 29, 2008
Michelle Bassi wrote:
What do you mean they swept this matter under the rug? I'm confused. I'm so sad....that was my mom and dad and grandma. I don't know what to do with my life anymore. I'm on a disability leave for work, suffering depression, and to try to cheer myself up I went to Disney World where I used to go on vacation with my parents as a child growing up...it's like I"m a 24 year old that turned into a 5 year old lost soul...I'm so sad. I cry all the time..what's funny is that I don't want David Beniak hurt. I want him...to bet better. I want him to suffer in jail and to think about his actions. He had so many chances to get better but he kept drinking and driving or taking drugs. Why couldn't he just get high in his house and not go out? It was Christmas? Where was his family that day? What is so depressing in his life that he does drugs? If anyone should do drugs it's ME bc I'm the one missing my entire family. I realize he accidentally killed a pedestrian back in '94 but why couldn't he just...talk to a priest or a therapist. God forgives...and that was a real accidet - but this one? You had 2 DUI's in the past and after killing (accidentally)- wouldn't you want to be super careful behidn the wheel of your car...or where you out to kill yourself and didn't realize you'd take away my loved ones...my mommy...my daddy...I can't comprehend my grandma's death bc i'm still trying to focus on my parents. It's so scary bc I don't know what I have to live for anymore. They won't be there to walk me down the aisle...they won't be there to spoil their grandkids with love...they won't be there to help guide me through the hard years...It still feels like a dream. I wish I would just wake up....Belniak, I wish you had gone to rehap and fixed up your life before this incident ever could have happened...and now, I hope you are truly sorry bc I'm not so sure you even have that capability and that hurts me so much...:*(
Michelle,
My heart breaks for you and your sisters...Your mother was a true angel and I think of her everday and her tragic death...I can't even imagine how you go on....I truly hope that someday you may find peace and know that they will always be with and a part of you...and no matter what sentence David receives it will never justify what he has done....I hope he gets the maximum allowed by law...and I would love to try and get a new law passed ( I know it takes alot) for DUI offenders with stiffer penalties in honor of your family. We will always miss our friend Nesi.....
catbackhoe

Parsippany, NJ

#18 Aug 4, 2008
MICHELLE,BASSI.HI MICHELLE.i cant tell you how hard it is for me to read your comments,iam construction,monroe ct,and jim,hamden ct,and catbackhoe,what iam trying to say is i was there,i witnessed this crash first hand,mr dirt bag belniak just might have goten me i was the guy pulling out of littel rd on green when that asshole ran the light,let me tell you michelle i think about this every day and will never ever forget it,please dont feal any thing for mr belniak,what i witnessed that day was a drunk trying to kill himself,i dont care what any one says about drinking and drugs and driving,iam a recovering addict my self,and you can tell if you cant drive,i used to call a cab,or just whait a hour or 2 or what ever it took.now look at that spoiled rich assholes record,he already killed a old lady in a cross walk,can bet he was on something,if he wasent,it just shows his stuck up ,spoiled ,rich attitude,that crash did not even afect him,hes record went on and on,and on,
catbackhoe

Parsippany, NJ

#19 Aug 4, 2008
MICHELLE BASSI,THAT DAY CRISTMAS 2007 I WITNESSED WELL I DONT WANT TO GET INTO DETAILS,IT WOULD UPSET YOU AND ME MICHELLE,plese dont feal for him,he was going to kill once more ,weather it was your family,or any one else on the road,in the most simpelest terms his i dont give a fuck attitude,and inmatucher ,he almost got me that day,and his speed was ,well some one was going to die,hes one of the luckyest persons i ever saw to have lived in that crash,he was saved as well as mr raymound mcwilliams by a lone by stander that put out the fire ,this guy was a real life angel,a person i cant even exsplain to you michelle he was sent by god that day ,hes was the bravist person i think i have seen in a while,he rist hes own life,as atleast 5 others that were helping had to back off due to the intense black smoke that was intesifing ever second and every one throught the 2 trucks were going to blow up, a woman started to yell and cry and she gave that fire exstingusher to the angel by stander,hes the hero,michelle if you want to feal somthing say a talk to god and thank him for sending that man that day to the crash sit he saved mr.mcwilliams,and the belniak family can thank him to,belniak was out cold on the floor of the truck,while this all went on.
The Shut Up Guy

New Port Richey, FL

#20 Aug 4, 2008
LOT OF STUFF IN ABOVE 19 POSTS
SO SUGGEST THAT WE SHUT UP AND LET THE
SYSTEM GO TO WORK ---- FORGET EMOTIONS
REMEMBER WE HAVE LAWS HOPEFULLY JUSTICE
AND MORE ---- LET IT WORK --- PLEASE

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