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Man awaiting sentencing in fatal DUI crash arrested again

Caramanica Arraignment

The honorable Judge Eric Goodman presides over the arraignment of Justin Caramanica at the Regional Justice Court, Thursday Nov. 10, 2011. Caramanica is accused of hitting and killing 12-year old Faith Love on Halloween night while allegedly driving under the influence. Launch slideshow »

A Las Vegas man awaiting sentencing in the death of a 12-year-old trick-or-treater while driving drunk last year was arrested Saturday on suspicion of driving under the influence, Metro Police said.

About 6 p.m. Saturday, officers were called to a two-vehicle collision on Silvered Bark Drive, near Sahara Avenue and Town Center Drive in Summerlin, police said. No details about the crash were immediately available.

Justin Caramanica, 42, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, driving without proof of insurance and driving with a suspended license, police said.

On Oct. 31, Caramanica hit and killed Faith Love while she was trick-or-treating near Sandstone Bluffs and Wesley Lake Place, near Sahara Avenue and Hualapai Way. He pleaded guilty to driving under the influence causing death or substantial bodily harm, according to court records.

Caramanica is awaiting sentencing Nov. 5.

At his last court appearance, a judge denied Caramanica’s request to have an alcohol-monitoring device removed.

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  1. Is Judge Goodman the one who allowed this person to remain free on bail while awaiting sentencing? If so, is he up for election this year?

  2. Justin Caramanica has more than proven he is a danger to the general public.

    Why is he allowed to roam the streets?

  3. This guy killed a child, while DUI. He pleads guilty to the charge. And he is out roaming the streets?

    Why is he roaming the streets?

    There is absolutely NO reason why this man should have been out on the streets knowing that he plead guilty to killing a child while driving drunk.

    What a shame.

  4. Hey Tom: "I don't give a s**t" about laws or right and wrong...I'll do whatever I want attitude. Same as Gary Hosey. applies to a good 30% of the stories reported here and the RJ. Wheelies on the freeway, check. driving while on cell phone - check. completely ignoring stop signs - check. Take freeway exit at high speed while drunk, crash into girders or the concrete wall - check. Kill people on the roads and then audi 5000 - check.

    Its simply un-civilized, 3rd or 4th world me first survival culture.

  5. What would we expect when the law is so lenient with drunks? When it takes so long to actually penalize them? After wittnessing a horrible crash in which a mother was killed by a drunk driver, the late columnist Jim Bishop put it this way, "I'd cut his hands off at the wrists to be sure he'd never drive again." Why are drunks given 2nd, 3rd or more chances to maim and/or kill before they are finally sent to the gray-bar hotel? I suspect it's because so many politicians are, themselves, drunks and they identify with sots. If I was in charge it would be - 1st conviction & "Do not pass go. Go directly to jail!"

  6. "Some people are just unlucky." I'm sure that is what Mr. Caramanica is thinking.

  7. @Tom D1228 "More of the same nonsense "I don't give a s**t" about laws or right and wrong...I'll do whatever I want attitude.

    Thanks Tom, you made me laugh. I mean come on you complain about people showing no respect for the law and then proceed to SHOW NO RESPECT FOR THE LAW and demand we ""Lock him up, throw away the key."

    Today's message from Tom is brought to you by your friends at Hypocrisy Inc.

  8. #bghs1986:
    What is hypocritical about TomD1228's posts? Did you actually understand his post at 11:51am?

    The man SHOULD be locked up and pronto. If he is let out again - he'll kill someone else for certain. He is a danger to society.

  9. If we only had the jail / prison space to lock up every violent and/or fatally stupid yahoo.... Let's put the lifers to work fabricating little rocks from big desert rocks and pouring the little rocks into concrete thick-walled prisons just out of town, until we run out of space or run out of lifers.

  10. @Det__Munch..You do know what hypocrisy means, right? Just in case....

    hypocrisy noun \hi-plural hypocrisies

    1: a feigning to be what one is not or to believe what one does not.

    For example, feigning to be disgusted with people who have an...

    ... "I don't give a s**t" about laws......"

    mindset when he actually has the the same

    ... "I don't give a s**t" about laws......"

    mindset, which he made clear by demanding we "Lock him up, throw away the key.." which is contrary to the law of Nevada as well as the United States Constitution.

    This is a textbook example of the fine products the folks at Hypocrisy, Inc. bring to you every day.

  11. I agree with bghs1986. If TomD or anyone else wants to bark about people having no regard for the law, they shouldn't then reveal their own disrespect for the law on the very same post.