Vehicular Homicide Suspect Tested Positive For THC

By  //  May 17, 2014

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BREVARD COUNTY • WEST MELBOUNRE, FLORIDA – Aymen Asker, 39, of Palm Bay, was arrested Thursday and charged with Vehicular Homicide, DUI Manslaughter and DUI with Serious Bodily Injury. 

 Aymen Asker, 39, of Palm Bay, was arrested Thursday and charged with Vehicular Homicide, DUI Manslaughter and DUI with Serious Bodily Injury.  (BCSO image)

Aymen Asker, 39, of Palm Bay, was arrested Thursday and charged with Vehicular Homicide, DUI Manslaughter and DUI with Serious Bodily Injury. (BCSO image)

According to the West Melbounre Police Department, Asker’s arrest is in connection with the death of West Melbourne resident Jan Misitis, 73, on February 5.

As Misiti was walking home with his 77-year-old wife, the couple crossed Doherty Drive near the entrance to the Buena Vida Estates when they were struck by a 1992 Toyota Corolla driven by Asker.

At the scene of the crash, the Traffic Homicide Investigator, who is also a Drug Recognition Expert, detected clues of marijuana impairment in Asker.

Misitis was transported to a local hospital and was pronounced dead. His wife was also transported to the hospital for the injuries she received and survived.

The blood samples were analyzed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and tested positive for THC, the active ingredient in marijuana.

The blood samples were analyzed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and tested positive for THC, the active ingredient in marijuana.

At the scene of the crash, the Traffic Homicide Investigator, who is also a Drug Recognition Expert, detected clues of marijuana impairment in Asker.

These clues provided the Investigator with probable cause to require Asker to provide a blood sample as required by Florida law.

The blood samples were analyzed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and tested positive for THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. The levels of THC present in Mr. Asker’s blood samples are indicative of impairment, and corroborated the clues observed by the investigator.

Asker is incarcerated at the Brevard County Jail on no bond, and is expected to make a First Appearance later today.

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