Florida man was 'driving high on XXX-themed nitrous oxide when he hit and ...

Florida man was 'driving high on XXX-themed nitrous oxide when he hit and killed a real estate attorney who was on the sidewalk with his wife and two young children' Joseph Franco, 27, was jailed after being accused of killing Amir Pelleg, 34 Franco allegedly ran over Pelleg and his family while they were on the sidewalk Franco was said to have been high on nitrous oxide at the time of the incident   He originally faced evidence tampering and distribution charges Prosecutors updated Franco's charges for the July 2018 incident on March 27  He now faces a DUI manslaughter, vehicular homicide and other charges 

By Maxine Shen For Dailymail.com

Published: 18:56 BST, 1 April 2019 | Updated: 18:56 BST, 1 April 2019

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A Florida man has been jailed on DUI manslaughter and other charges for allegedly killing a father of two while driving high on 'whippets.'

Joseph Franco, 27, of Aventura, Florida, was jailed on March 27 after being accused of running over and killing real estate attorney Amir Pelleg, 34, in July 2018. Pelleg was walking on on a sidewalk in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, with his wife and two daughters, ages six and two, at the time of the incident. 

Authorities said that Franco, who was driving a Honda Odyssey, had inhaled nitrous oxide right before he veered his car off the road and hit the Pelleg family, according to the Miami Herald. 

Joseph Franco, 27 (shown), of Aventura, Florida, was jailed on March 27

Franco is accused of running over and killing real estate attorney Amir Pelleg, 34, while high on nitrous oxide

Joseph Franco, 27 (shown), of Aventura, Florida, was jailed on March 27 after being accused of running over and killing real estate attorney Amir Pelleg, 34, while high on nitrous oxide

Authorities said they recovered 12 used and nine fresh canisters of these XXX-themed nitrous oxide canisters from a bag that Franco had dumped in the garbage after the incident

Authorities said they recovered 12 used and nine fresh canisters of these XXX-themed nitrous oxide canisters from a bag that Franco had dumped in the garbage after the incident

Witnesses told police that after the crash, Franco exited his car, appearing to

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