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Bail Could Be Revoked For Man Awaiting Sentence in DUI Death

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Justin Caramanica, 42, of Las Vegas Justin Caramanica, 42, of Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County District Attorney's office has filed a motion to revoke bail a man who was arrested over the weekend for driving under the influence.

Justin Caramanica, 42, of Las Vegas, was found guilty of killing a 12-year-old girl last year while he was driving under the influence. The girl, Faith Love, was out trick-or-treating with friends on Halloween when Caramanica hit her.

Caramanica was free on bail while waiting for his sentence in the DUI death case. He was driving on a revoked driver's license when he was pulled over Saturday.

If the bail revocation is granted, he could be in custody indefinitely. He is in custody at the Clark County jail.

State Sen. Shirley Breeden, whose father was killed by a person who also had been charged with driving under the influence, questioned why Caramanica was not already in custody.

"You question why he is out, you question what the laws are," Breeden said.

Breeden lost her father, Robert, last August when he was killed by driver charged with DUI.

That driver is still in custody awaiting his trial and Breeden said that should have also been the case for Caramanica.

"It must not have affected him at all," she said. "He must have no remorse."

Attorney Gary Booker spent nearly 20 years in the district attorney's office prosecuting DUI drivers and said the legal system allows Caramanica to be out on bail so long as he can afford it.

"Everyone is entitled to bail," he said.

Booker said technology like the breath ignition interlock system should be installed in all repeat DUI offenders' vehicles for at least six months.

"There's no way you are going to catch 100 percent, just too many variables involved in it," he said. "But you can make things safer and get technology to help do that."

He said house arrest is also an option.

Breeden said that more should have been done to keep someone like Caramanica off the road.

"Your heart aches for the (Love) family and the emotions come back from what you've been through," she said.

No bail has been set for Caramanica's latest charges, which include driving on a revoked license, failure to drive in a marked lane and having no proof of vehicle insurance.

He is due back in court Tuesday morning. His sentencing in the Love case is still set for November.

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