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Man free on bail during DUI manslaughter appeal arrested for drinking alcohol

A Tampa man convicted of DUI manslaughter for drunkenly running down a tourist and released on bail while his case winds through the appeals process was arrested Tuesday.

Brock Troutman, 34, violated the conditions of his release from jail by consuming alcohol, according to court records. He is now back in the Pinellas County jail, being held without bail.

Authorities said that in 2015, Troutman drunkenly plowed into Ricardo Moreno, 57, while he was on a father-daughter trip with his 20-year-old daughter in Clearwater Beach. Tests later revealed that Troutman had a blood-alcohol level of 0.107, according to police. State law presumes a driver impaired at 0.08 or greater.

Then in April, Troutman was convicted and sentenced to five years in prison. He was released from the jail days later on $50,000 bail pending his appeal.

Troutman’s appeal focuses on how police obtained his blood sample.

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