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Teen charged with DUI manslaughter in crash

Published Sep. 10, 2005

An 18-year-old St. Petersburg man has been arrested and charged with DUI manslaughter after a car accident that killed his uncle.

Daniel Kelly Smith of 829 21st Ave. N also was driving with a suspended driver's license at the time of the Oct. 6 crash, said Officer Mike Jockers.

Smith, who works at J&K Electric, was behind the wheel of a 1995 Pontiac Firebird at 2:24 a.m. when he lost control and crashed into a drainage ditch.

His uncle, Brady Smith, 34, was sitting in the passenger seat. He was killed.

Police said Daniel Smith had a blood-alcohol level of 0.162, twice the level at which Florida law presumes a motorist to be impaired. He was released from the Pinellas County Jail after posting bail.