Motorcyclist Charged in Crash That Killed 11-Year-Old - NBC Connecticut

Motorcyclist Charged in Crash That Killed 11-Year-Old



    Police say Brian Dolloff was speeding and drunk when he struck the boy with his motorcycle. (Published Tuesday, April 15, 2014)

    The man who hit and killed an Enfield child nearly seven months ago is now facing criminal charges.

    Brian Dolloff, 29, was arraigned on second degree manslaughter, driving under the influence, and other charges in Enfield Superior Court on Tuesday afternoon.

    Dolloff was speeding and drunk when he crashed his motorcycle on Broad Brook Road in Enfield back in September, according to the arrest warrant.

    Dolloff hit 11-year-old Nico Fillippa who was riding his bicycle at the time. The boy’s mother, a nurse for LifeStar, helped treat her son at the scene before he was taken by ambulance to Bay State Medical Center, the warrant states.

    “I’m sure you can imagine the trauma that they’ve gone through, so certainly they’re not taking it very well but they are doing OK,” said Jack Cerrato, the family’s attorney, outside court.

    Dolloff initially admitted to drinking just one beer that night, but later admitted having a second beer and a double shot of rum, the warrant says.

    An hour after the crash, tests determined his blood alcohol content to be .069 which experts say would have been over the legal limit when the crash happened, according to the warrant.

    Police also say Dolloff was driving without a motorcycle endorsement.

    Dolloff’s supporters left court without comment.

    He’s being held on a $50,000 bond and is due back in court May 14.