According to, on Thursday, November 7, 2013, a man responsible for the death of 2 young hotel workers who were crossing Harbour Island Bridge on October 30, 2010, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for 2 counts of DUI Manslaughter.

It was a horrific accident to say the least. Doug Kozar, 23, was hit from behind and catapulted onto a metal grate and died of a lacerated heart. Kate Kolier, 24, died of brain injury after being plummeted into the wall of the bridge.

The man who was sentenced, a dentist by the name of Matthew Moye, had a blood alcohol level of .13, exceeding the level 0.08 in which the state of Florida presumes impairment.

Nothing can bring back the lives of those two young people. It is so sad to think of how many people out there drink and drive. It really makes the roads a dangerous place, especially at night time.

At Brooks Law Group, we encourage you to be extra careful, especially around the holidays, when crossing the streets or walking around at night time. When you are a pedestrian, you just never know what a vehicle may do or if they have been drinking or not.

Brooks Law Group represents the families of people who have been killed as the result of someone else’s negligence. We have helped many victims of drunk drivers. If anyone you know has been killed as a result of a possible wrongful death, we urge you to pick up the phone and call us today at 888-We-Mean-It (888-936-3264). Please be careful when walking on the roads.

Steve was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. As was the practice for new doctors his father worked day and night during his medical residency at Charity Hospital there. Steve comes from a long line of doctors. His father, his grandfather, his great grandfather, even two uncles were all specialists and/or surgeons in their chosen medical specialties, including internal medicine specialist, obstetrics / gynecology, neurosurgery and general practice / surgery. His great-great grandfather was the Surgeon General of Ohio during the Civil War.