Jury stops for night in Collier DUI manslaughter trial

NAPLES, Fla. The trial for a man accused of driving drunk and killing a father of four reached the jury Monday afternoon.

Jurors were dismissed shortly after 7 p.m. and will reconvene at 9 a.m. Tuesday to continue deciding the fate of Rene Miles, who faces five charges, including DUI manslaughter.

Prosecutors contend Miles was speeding and drunk and caused the chain-reaction crash that killed Cecil Riner, a Collier County father of four, in December 2015. The defense concedes Miles was drinking that night but argues he didn’t cause the crash.

Reporter:Nicole Papageorge
Writer:Chuck Myron