Up until a couple of weeks ago Karlie Tomica was known as the ‘Miami Beach Party Princess’. Now she is known as the young girl who killed a well know Miami chef while driving drunk.
20-year old Karlie is facing a decade behind bars after she allegedly killed 49-year old Stefano Riccioletti while driving drunk. According to the Daily Mail the accident took place in the early morning hours of January 28th outside the Shelbourne Hotel on South Beach’s infamous Collins Avenue, where Stefano reportedly worked as a chef at the Shore Club. A witness saw the accident and followed Tomica, who was driving a 2007 Dodge Charger and kept going, to her apartment all while calling 911. The same witness told police that Karlie was clearly drunk. The police found the blonde beauty at her apartment and took her into custody and gave her a toxicology test. Riccioletti died at the scenes, he leaves behind a wife and two children.
On Friday Tomica had her day in court, after toxicology reports proved that she had a blood alcohol level of three times the legal limit. Interestingly enough the police didn’t do a proper DUI test unit two hours after the accident, which means her blood alcohol level was probably worse at the time of the accident. As I said she was in court on Friday where she was officially charged with four different charges, DUI manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident involving death, DUI property damage and resisting arrest without violence. Before the toxicology reprot came back, the bartender was only charged with leaving the scene of a deadly accident. You can see video from her court appearance below.
On her Twitter account, which has now been taken down, Karlie Tomica referred to herself as the ‘Miami Beach Party Princess Livin’ the Dream’ which she did while working as a bartender at Nikki Beach Club at the Nikki Beach Club & Resorts in South Beach. In fact it is allegedly there that she got drunk while working her shift, the police are still confirming that info so for now it is simply speculations. What is not speculation is that the young girl, who was born and raised in Miami and up until a couple of weeks ago was living a life any young adult would dream of, is now in some serious trouble. One man is dead and young woman may spend the rest of her life behind bars, very sad.
Although there is a Facebook page that basically bashes Karlie, she does not appear to have her own page anymore. As with her Twitter account it would appear that in light of her legal troubles, she is taking a break from the social media world. If you have any more information regarding Tomica please feel free to share.