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Ex-cop accused in Coral Gables DUI traffic death wants case dismissed

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Three years after he was charged in a wee hours car wreck in Coral Gables that killed a young paralegal, ex-cop Peter Muñoz wants a judge to dismiss his criminal case. 

The former Coral Springs police officer is making the request after a Miami-Dade judge, in a little-noticed decision, tossed out evidence that showed Muñoz was drunk, with blood alcohol measuring nearly three times the legal limit.

The decision forced prosecutors to drop a DUI manslaughter charge. Now, Muñoz is asking the same judge to throw out the remaining charge of vehicular homicide in the death of Jennifer Gutierrez, a 23-year-old mother and student....

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