Coral Springs Woman Charged with DUI After Crash Kills 73-year-old Man

Stephanie Pantuliano

By: Chris Brunner

A Coral Springs woman was charged with DUI manslaughter after the car she was driving crashed and killed a 73-year-old man.

According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, on April 8, at approximately 8 p.m., Stephanie Pantuliano, 30, was exiting the Commercial Boulevard Shoppes on NW 79th Avenue in Tamarac heading north. Her 2008 Cadillac stopped briefly at a crosswalk, then accelerated through the red light on West Commercial Boulevard into the path of oncoming traffic.  The car then struck a 2006 Scion driven by Bobby Russell, 73, of Boca Raton, who had the green light.

The crash resulted in the serious injury of Russell and subsequently, he died from his injuries.

Responding deputies noticed that Pantuliano was impaired and a blood draw was taken.  According to the Sun Sentinel, Her blood alcohol level measured .20, more than double the legal limit of .08 when it was measured about an hour after the crash. The level was .11 when tested seven hours after the crash, the Broward state attorney’s office said Friday.

About Chris Brunner

Chris Brunner Chris has been a contributing writer at Tamarac Talk and Coral Springs Talk since 2015 beginning back in high school. He is a resident of Coral Springs and is currently attending college.


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  • Jevon Mascalino
    • Thank you Jevon. We have corrected it.

      • Jevon Mascalino

        Didn’t want to be a pest about it, but felt it was important to show her actual age and the heinous act against a man that earned his right to live by defending our country before even her parents were born.

  • Reg Dunlop

    Hopefully she will get the maximum prison sentence for this

  • Uncontested

    Face piercings.. another Millennial loser.

    • Vito Polera

      Earlier that day she had been attacked by her husband, and she got hit in the back of the head, so she forgot what happened after, but the same night, she killed the man, as her brother, I feel like she deserves it, but I just wanted to throw out what happened before.

  • kilroy

    her roots are showing ! Throw the book at her….