A woman who fled the scene of a fatal hit-and-run accident on Las Olas Blvd. in July was drinking at the time of the accident, police say.
Coral Springs resident, 25-year-old Regina Goodrich, surrendered Thursday. She pleaded not guilty to the lone felony count of leaving the scene of the July 1 accident.
The offense carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in state prison, more severe than the 15-year penalty for DUI manslaughter, prosecutors said.
Tourist Miguel Soler, 58, died when he was struck by an SUV stopping to pose for a photograph with the “Welcome to Fort Lauderdale Beach” sign on the 2600 block of East Las Olas Boulevard.
Goodrich was taken into custody and released Friday on $70,000 bond.
She will have to wear a GPS monitor and is barred from driving, using alcohol or drugs.