DUI charges dropped in 2013 crash that killed 5

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Posted: Sep 06, 2014 1:09 PM

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped DUI manslaughter charges against a Florida driver in a 2013 crash that killed five people, including three teenagers.

Jabari Kemp still faces five counts of vehicular manslaughter in the crash just off an Interstate 95 exit ramp in Riviera Beach. Prosecutors dropped the other charges Friday after defense attorneys and state experts questioned the validity of samples of Kemp's blood taken hours after the crash.

The victims ranged in age from 14 to 22. Authorities said Kemp was speeding as he exited the ramp and hit the victims' car.

The Palm Beach Post reports (http://bit.ly/1pB0ZQ8 ) that Kemp remains on house arrest as he awaits trial.

Earlier this year, a jury acquitted Kemp of misdemeanor marijuana charges stemming from a traffic stop hours before the fatal crash.

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Information from: The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post, http://www.pbpost.com