The bitcoin millionaire who drunkenly drove a Lamborghini right into a Las Vegas grandfather had a earlier DUI conviction, DailyMail.com can reveal.
Crypto-currency dealer Andrew James Rodriguez, 33, was driving at a velocity of 141 mph simply earlier than midnight on June 5 when he slammed into 58-year-old Walter Anderson, killing him.
The impression was so excessive, Anderson was reduce in half along with his torso ending up greater than 200ft away from his legs.
Rodriguez, who was in Las Vegas to have a good time his birthday, has now been charged with one depend of DUI leading to demise, one other of reckless driving and considered one of driving with out a license.
In an unique interview with DailyMail.com, Anderson’s sister Antoinette Alderman, 61, advised DailyMail.com: ‘We did not know till we went to the positioning [of the crash] that my brother was in items within the highway.
‘Neighbors that reside subsequent to my brother went there first and so they needed to arrange us – he was cut up in half. His legs and decrease extremities have been some other place.
‘He was hit with such drive, his socks and sneakers have been off his legs. That is how laborious he hit my brother. It is appalling.’
Unique DailyMail.com photographs present how the crash brought on a particles path that stretched for 700ft, with orange circles marking the place the preliminary impression occurred and the places the place Anderson’s physique components and clothes got here to relaxation.
Andrew James Rodriguez (pictured proper in his mug shot) is charged with one depend of DUI leading to demise, one other of reckless driving, and considered one of driving with out a license, after allegedly after hitting and killing a moped driver in Las Vegas on June 5
Native Las Vegas resident Walter ‘Jaye’ Anderson, 58, was driving residence from work on his moped when he was struck by Rodriguez’s Lamborghini which was going 141mph in a 45mph zone
The crash additionally ripped off his tube socks and gloves and left his moped embedded within the hood of the posh automobile.
Police stated Rodriguez, of El Paso, Texas, was along with his fiancée Sabrina Juenger, 24, on the time of the crash and had an open bottle of booze within the rented blue Lamborghini Huaracan.
Rodriguez had been staying in a $1.6million penthouse throughout his Vegas journey and posted a video on June 4 boasting about how he deliberate to have ‘the littest weekend ever’ on the day he arrived.
Anderson, who was heading residence after a shift at a neighborhood department of Denny’s on his TaoTao moped, was hit within the central lane as he approached an intersection on Russell Street.
Rodriguez is at present dwelling in a rented residence in Las Vegas after posting $75,000 bond forward of a September court docket date.
DailyMail.com can reveal that the June 5 crash will not be the primary time Rodriguez has been collared whereas driving drunk, in accordance with court docket paperwork.
In September 2015, the 33-year-old was pulled over whereas driving drunk in his Mercedes in El Paso.
In line with the police report, Rodriguez had expired tags and ‘had hassle protecting his stability’ after getting out the automobile.
Chilling photographs from the scene of the deadly crash present orange markings indicating the place Anderson’s physique components and clothes got here to relaxation
The impression was so excessive, Anderson was reduce in half along with his torso ending up greater than 200ft away from his legs
Pictured above are tire marks on the visitors lights the place the Lamborghini stopped, virtually 700 ft away from the accident
Rodriguez is at present dwelling in a rented residence in Las Vegas after posting $75,000 bond forward of a September court docket date
DailyMail.com can reveal Rodriguez – who has been launched on $75,000 bail – was beforehand pulled over whereas driving drunk in his Mercedes in 2015
Trooper Priscilla Rodriguez added: ‘Whereas chatting with Rodriguez, l may scent a powerful odor of alcohol emitting from particular person and breath.
‘I may observe that Rodriguez had purple shiny eyes and a slurred speech.’
He claimed to have had one alcoholic drink and one shot however later pleaded responsible and was sentenced to a one-year suspended jail time period.
The daddy-of-one was additionally hit with 15-month probation sentence, a $1,000 tremendous and a collection of situations that included an alcohol ban and having an interlock system fitted to his automobile.
He accomplished his probation in January 2019.
Anderson’s distraught household say they now wish to see Rodriguez obtain the utmost penalty attainable following the deadly crash and say he ought to have by no means been allowed to drive.
‘It is sickening. The velocity, you try this on a observe, not on a 45mph highway,’ Alderman stated.
‘He got here on the town to have time, be an enormous shot and drive Lambos.
‘He hit the gasoline and killed somebody. His household has rented a home right here now so he can make money working from home, go to the physician as soon as per week.
‘He may even go to the grocery retailer as soon as per week. It is appalling.’
Walter Anderson’s household slammed Rodriguez’s launch as ‘sickening’ and are hoping he receives the utmost penalty attainable. Walter is pictured along with his mom, Francis, now 85-years-old
Walter’s oldest son Ryan, 30, (pictured with girlfriend Alix at a memorial website) advised DailyMail.com that his father was ‘loving, sort, all the time there for anyone’
A candle lit vigil was held for the grandfather on the website of the crash and the household is now making ready for a celebration of life on June 26
‘To have him [Rodriguez] get out on home arrest on $75,000 and an ankle bracelet is appalling. It is sickening.
‘He will get to have his fiancée, he will get to have his two-year-old son with him and my brother is being cremated. It is simply appalling.’
Alderman is now calling for a change within the regulation so drunk drivers who kill are stored in jail and are not allowed to bond out.
In the meantime, Anderson’s household are making ready for a celebration of life on June 26 and are ordering commemorative t-shirts for the occasion which they hope will embody 100 mourners.
Oldest son Ryan, 30, an occasions employee who lives with girlfriend Alix and their three younger youngsters, advised DailyMail.com that his father was a well-liked man.
‘He was loving, sort, all the time there for anyone. He beloved his mother and his household. He was a extremely good man. I discovered quite a bit from him for certain,’ he stated.
Rodriguez is an investor in crypto automation via the platform iGenius, in accordance with his Fb web page. He posted this image behind the wheel of a Lamborghini
The 33-year-old commonly flaunted his extravagant way of life and had these photographs to Fb simply hours earlier than the crash
Ryan added: ‘He was massive hearted. Everybody at his job will miss him. I met all of them at present and all people’s grieving in their very own approach but when I may take it again, I might.
‘I might commerce locations with him so he could possibly be right here for his household and all people. I simply hope the justice system will do the perfect it may do to serve justice.’
Rodriguez is a self-described investor in ‘crypto automation via the platform iGenius, in accordance with his Fb, the place his bio reads, ‘Crypto automation. A number of 6 determine earner. iGenius.’
In a video shared the night time earlier than the lethal crash, he boasted about his high-dollar way of life saying: ‘In case you wanna do that stuff that we do, you simply gotta do crypto automation.’
Only a few hours earlier than the crash, he posted a photograph to Fb with a number of Louis Vuitton buying baggage and the caption: ‘Develop into the particular person your haters wished you would not be.’