John Medeiros, now 59, is charged in connection with the death of 39-year-old Dwayne Bradley.
In October 2010, Medeiros was driving a 2000 Cadillac Deville and collided with a motorcycle as he was making a left turn onto Northeast 77th Street. Bradley, the driver of the motorcycle, was taken to Shands at the University of Florida in Gainesville that night, where he was pronounced deceased.
According to police reports, Medeiros was visibly intoxicated at the scene. His driver’s license had been revoked for a previous DUI manslaughter charge. The 2010 charge was his second in two years.
An unshaven Medeiros, wearing a faded jail uniform, appeared in court Wednesday for a hearing. His defense attorney, Melanie Slaughter, planned to review with him a redacted recorded jail interview he had with authorities, which will be introduced in court next week.
Medeiros faces up to 30 years in prison. He has turned down plea deals from the State Attorney’s Office for 15-year and 20-year sentences.