Published: Oct 12, 2011 11:09 PM EDT
Updated: Feb 23, 2012 7:40 PM EST

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- On Wednesday a judge set bond at a half-million dollars for Etem Alajbegu. Setting $250,000 for each charge he is facing.

Meanwhile the community is still reeling from the loss of a man they called "a character."

Tyler Salviolo is one of dozens of patrons of the Rover Run Dog Park in North Naples, touched by Steve Duzick.

"He was really laid back...came here and sat and watched the dogs... always laughing...talking with his friends...He had a lot of friends here," said friend Tyler Salviolo.

Those friends say Duzick used to arrive at the park early in the morning and made conversation with anyone he encountered.

A newspaper article about his death now hangs in the park he used to visit.

Troopers say 27-year-old Etem Alabagu was drunk when he hit Duzick while he was holding a sign in North Naples and took off. Alabagu is still behind bars in Collier County.

This afternoon, a judge set his bond at a half million dollars and recommended an alcohol monitoring bracelet until his case is wrapped up.

His attorney say he thinks the ruling is fair.

"I thought that is where it would fall, I am not overly surprised," said Alajbegu's attorney Lee Hollander.

If Alajbegu is charged and convicted on both DUI manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident with a death he could face up to 30 years in prison.

His attorney says at the next court date, he plans to challenge the sobriety test used to determine if Alajbegu was under the influence.

Meanwhile those who knew Duzick are planning a memorial to celebrate his life.

"It made me sad. It's sad to see good people go like that," Salviolo continued.

The memorial for Steve Duzick has been set for Monday at 6:00 pm at First Baptist Church in Naples.