We’ve all heard about the recent ugliness out of Miami. But, did you know guy is a freaking pop star?
An up-and-coming Miami pop singer with slick looks and a Sony recording contract has been charged with vehicular homicide in a horrific hit-and-run crash near Key Biscayne. . .
Officers say Bertonatti was drunk when he slammed into Christophe Le Canne, a 44-year-old South Miami cyclist, and then sped away with Le Canne’s bike lodged under his front fender as the biker lay bleeding to death next to the road.
Not so sexy cool now, eh big chief? The reality of the situation beginning to soak through that suave exterior?
More glam pics of him here: images.google.com. You know, for your dart board and the back of the urinal.
What kind of person drunkenly slams into a cyclist on the Rickenbacker Causeway and then speeds away while the biker bleeds to death on the road?
In the case of this Sunday’s horrific crash, according to police, it’s the same kind of person who can rack up more than 40 traffic violations in 12 years.
. . . Bertonatti can now add to that lengthy record charges of DUI manslaughter, vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of a fatal accident, driving without a license, and resisting arrest.
That kid is a winner.
Inside the Key Biscayne Fire Department’s station house, a Miami-Dade officer told Bertonatti that he looked drunk and explained that he’d killed Christophe Le Cann, a 44-year-old bike rider.
“He’s not dead,” Bertonatti told police, according to the report. “You’re lying to me. Cops do that stuff all the time. I don’t believe you.”
No, Carlos, the officer said. Le Canne was dead, and cops needed a sample of Bertonatti’s blood to test.
“I don’t believe you, I’m not doing anything,” Bertonatti said. “I want my lawyer.”
Two more cops tried to convince the watery-eyed, red-faced singer that, indeed, the guy he just ran over was dead. Bertonatti didn’t believe them either.
Finally, to get a blood test, police had to carry Bertonatti to a fire truck and strap him to a back board.
“His arm was forcibly extended as the defendent [sic] resisted and the blood sample was drawn,” the police report says.
His website, carlosbertonatti.com, is currently down. We’ve been told his site was pulled due to comments he made regarding his multiple traffic violations. The internet may never forget, but the Way Back Machine is coming up short. (See web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.carlosbertonatti.com.) Maybe someone out there either downloaded, copied or mirrored the site content before it was disappeared down the memory hole.
If he really did brag about his multiple traffic violations, and how he continued to drive while unlicensed and uninsured, I think it’s going to be damaging to him. The prosecutors in the criminal matter, and the civil attorney’s representing the estate of Mr. Christophe Le Canne, should start digging with a query such as this: who.godaddy.com/WhoIs.aspx?domain=carlosbertonatti.com.
I’d bet dollars to donuts everything was backed up on tape daily by hostmonster.com (or whomever owned & operated the servers that hosted his site). It’s all still there, just waiting to be read. Damned evidence? Maybe not. But, if he is anything like what the picture being painted suggests that he is, I would try to get as much of that bluster and bravado regarding his law breaking as I could before the court.
When he prostrates himself before the court and cries about how deeply, deeply sorry his is, I’d want to show the jury his own words, written by him on his own website, illuminated on a 8 foot wide projection screen, where he brags about accidents, wrecks, speeding tickets, driving without a license and failing to carry insurance.
Assuming, of course, that he actually did so. Otherwise I’m just an idiot pissing in the jury pool.
More of his web presence:
Facebook Group: facebook.com.
Custody Inmate Information: egvsys.metro-dade.com…NAME=BERTONATTI, CARLOS.
According to our own antiquated, but suddenly relevant, Prison Bitch Name Generator (link to DC archives is 100% NSFW), he will now be known as “Alter Boy.”by