EXCLUSIVE: Noah Galle Wasn’t Under Influence Of Anything Says Lawyer

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PBSO Says Galle Was Impaired By Alcohol Or Drugs During Crash That Killed Six In West Delray Beach. Attorney Says That’s False.

Toxicology Report Notably Unavailable To Investigators, Attorneys…


BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and Publisher

DELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — An attorney for Noah Galle, the 17-year-old who police are initially blaming for the crash that left six dead Thursday night, is disputing a claim by PBSO that Galle was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the wreck on US 441/SR7 near Atlantic in West Delray Beach.

Defense Attorney Julian M. Kessel, in an exclusive interview with BocaNewsNow.com, says investigators are overreaching with their initial report.

“There is no evidence that he was intoxicated on the night in question,” said Kessel. “Prior to (the crash) he was at home with his family. There was no drinking or drug use of any type.”

Kessel says that there were no witnesses to the crash and suggested that PBSO rushed a report that is inconsistent with reality. Sources tell BocaNewsNow.com that Delray Medical Center has not yet released the toxicology screen, and other vital information concerning at least two victims, to investigators.


“No one knows what happened,” said Kessel. “We want the investigation to run its course. We will hire our own experts to determine what happened and to obtain answers for those who do not have them. I would ask that despite sympathies and passions running high, completely understandably so, that everyone who is in pain be allowed to grieve. And everyone is given space and time.”

Kessel says that while Noah “intends to cooperate fully with the investigation,” he has been unable to speak about it so far. His family, said Kessel, is devasated.

“This is a tragedy,” said Kessel. “Seven families have been forever altered, and Noah’s is one of them. Noah’s father is broken up. His mother can not stop crying.”

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office released the following report hours after the wreck:

“A BMW M5 driven by Noah T. Galle, 17, of Wellington was traveling northbound in the 14000 block of South State Road 7, at a high rate of speed, within the inside lane of travel. A Nissan Rogue was traveling ahead of the BMW in the 14073 block of South State Road 7, within the inside lane of travel. As the Rogue continued northbound, the BMW overtook and collided with the Rogue. During the collision, the front of the BMW impacted the rear of the Rogue. 

Immediately after impact, the BMW was redirected to the northeast (while rotating clockwise) over the outside lane of travel, and onto the eastern shoulder of South State Road 7 where it came to final rest facing east.

Immediately after impact, the Rogue was redirected to the northwest (while rotating clockwise) of the inside of the roadway and into the center median. As the Rogue traveled down into the grass and dirt center median, it began flipping and rolling over before coming to final rest (upside down) within the center median facing northwest.”

Officials have only publicly identified four of the six victims. They are identified as:

Mirlaine Julceus of West Palm Beach (Nissan Rogue driver). Deceased. DOB 9/14/76; Filaine Dieu, Lake Worth, Deceased. DOB 10/30/1975; Vanice Percina, West Palm Beach, Deceased, DOB 9/30/1992; Remize Michel, Palm Springs, Deceased DOB 6/6/1968; Marie Louis, Wellington, Deceased. DOB Unknown.

Attorney Kessel says Noah and his family are now the subject of hate and threats online as a result of PBSO’s initial report.

“There is a lot of pain right now,” said Kessel. “No one is served by vitriol and hate.”

No one has been charged in the crash. Traffic Homicide investigations traditionally span a year.




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