Christopher Carter, 23, of Rockledge was killed this week by a man running from the police. Carter was hit from behind by the car that had been clocked exceeding 90 mph on Friday morning.
The driver of the car was David Prestano, a 29 year old man found driving without a license. Prestano slammed into the motorcycle and left the scene of the accident on foot. Brevard County Sheriff's Office employed the help of their aviation unit to track him down.
Prestano was no stranger to reckless driving and had apparently had his license revoked due to multiple impaired driving convictions, according to Rockledge police spokesman, Officer Mike Cadore. Cadore had clocked Prestano's care at 95 mph in a 40 mph zone. Both the car and the motorcycle were headed south on Murrell.
Prestano's previous record, and the fact that he was driving with a suspended license, will be enough for him to be held without bond until he faces a judge.
Court records show that it was the second time in the month of August Prestano had been arrested, the first of which was on August 20th, in Palm Bay. He was then charged with reckless driving and driving with a suspended license. Within hours of his arrest, he had posted bond and was released. This wouldn't happen again.
This time Prestano was charged with vehicle homicide, leaving the scene of a crash resulting in death, reckless driving and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended driver's license. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle crash in Florida, contact our Daytona Beach motorcycle accident lawyers.