WWE Hall of Famer, Tammy Lynn Sytch, fondly known as Sunny, has spent the last year and a half in anticipation of her trial. The reason for this looming dread? A devastating vehicular accident that took place in March 2022, which tragically claimed the life of a 75-year-old gentleman and injured both Sytch and another driver involved in the crash.
The wait is finally over, however, as it's been announced that Sytch will officially go to trial this September in Florida. PWInsider has released a detailed account of the proceedings to come. The charges against Sytch are serious and numerous: DUI Manslaughter, one count of causing death while operating a vehicle with a suspended or revoked driver's license, four counts of DUI causing injury to a person, and three counts of DUI causing damage to property.
There will be a sounding of the docket on August 16, and the jury selection is slated for September 15. The trial itself will kick off the week of September 18, and is anticipated to conclude within a week.
Sytch's DUI Arrest and Bail
Sytch's encounter with the law began when it was discovered that her blood alcohol level was a staggering three and a half times the legal limit at the time of the fateful accident.
Two months after the crash, she was taken into custody. Even though she managed to secure bail later, it was revoked within days, landing her back in jail. Sytch's journey through the legal system has been tumultuous to say the least.
Her initial attorney stepped back from the case, her boyfriend, James Pente, narrowly evaded a contempt of court charge after an August 2022 hearing, and Sytch herself relinquished her right to a speedy trial during that same period.
In parallel to these criminal charges, the victim's family from the 2022 crash also launched a civil lawsuit against Sytch and Pente. They are demanding compensation exceeding $100 thousand in damages. Despite Sytch and Pente's efforts to have the lawsuit dismissed, it remained active within the Florida court system as of December 2022. The status of the lawsuit beyond that period, however, remains unknown.