Monday, October 04, 2010

Carlos Bertonatti denied lower bail

Carlos Bertonatti, the Venezuelan singer charged with traffic homicide in the death of a bicyclist on the Rickenbacker Causeway, was denied a bail reduction today in Miami-Dade Circuit Court. He remains at the Metro West Detention Center pending a trial that's now set for Dec. 6.

Early one morning last January, Christoph Le Canne, 44, of South Miami, was hit by a speeding car on the Bear Cut Bridge.  Shortly afterward, police found Bertonatti's Volkswagen Jetta on Key Biscayne with body damage and a smashed windshield.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks to the South Florida Bike Coalition for posting this information timely this morning.

Premitive1 said...

your description is not quite accurate. A police officer chased Bertonatti for speeding, Lecanne's bicycle was still lodged under the bumper of the car. he was chased all the way to his home, where he was belligerent and denied hitting anyone

Anonymous said...

Bicyclists should stop riding in Key Biscayne for their safety. I have seen bicyclists riding at 2:00 a.m. in the morning. I am a Key Biscayne resident and it is not safe to ride your bicycle in these areas.