A member of the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame hit and killed a man while driving drunk in central Florida earlier this year, authorities said.
Tamara Lynn “Sunny” Sytch caused the wreck in which Julian Lasseter was killed on March 25, but only later did a toxicology test confirm that the 49-year-old former professional wrestler had blood alcohol levels more than three times above legal limits at the time of the crash , police said in a statement to the Guardian on Monday.
Investigators received a warrant on May 5 to arrest Sych in connection with Lasseter’s death, 75. They said they found her at the Hard Rock Hotel in Daytona Beach on Friday.
Sytch was in jail, charged with one count of causing death by driving under the influence (DUI), one count of causing death while driving without a valid license, four counts of causing injury by DUI and three counts of damaging property by DUI .
Sytch posted $ 227,500 bail to await the outcome of the prison case. She did not immediately respond to requests for comment left on the phone numbers associated with her.
The day Lasseter was killed, Sytch crashed her car into the back of another vehicle stopped at a red light in Ormond Beach, police said, adding that the car Sytch hit hit a third vehicle and Lasseter was fatally injured in the crash. se.
Police said they took blood from Sytch and tested her for drugs and alcohol. The test showed her blood alcohol level was 0.28, well above the Florida legal limit of 0.08 for drivers.
Ormond Beach Police issued a statement expressing condolences to the Lasseters, saying, “Our sincere thoughts remain with them as we go through this process.”
In the ring, like Sunny, Sytch transformed her looks and charisma into a 1990 WWE superstar. She served as a valet – essentially, a manager – to a number of male performers with prominent stories. WWE introduced her to its Hall of Fame in 2011.
Under Florida law, Sytch could face between four and 15 years in prison if convicted of the DUI that caused his death. It is only her last encounter with the law in recent years, following allegations of violating the family ban, contempt and other DUI offenses.