Former bigtime Miami Beach restaurateur Jonathan Eismann was released from jail on $16,000 bond over the weekend as a newly released police report shows he was not impaired when his SUV slammed into a passerby in October.
Eismann’s arraignment on charges of vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident is scheduled for Friday morning.
Eismann, 52, surrendered to authorities after an arrest warrant was issued in connection with the Oct. 10 accident that killed the pedestrian.
There was no mention in the report provided by the Miami-Dade police investigating officer that Eismann was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the 9 a.m. crash, according to the arrest warrant paperwork.
According to witnesses interviewed by police, Eismann — who opened ritzy restaurants including Pacific Time, Q and Fin — sped through a red light at Northwest 72nd Avenue and Third Street and hit the northbound vehicle ahead of him.
He is accused of accelerating and continuing north instead of stopping.
Within two blocks, however, the SUV swerved onto a sidewalk and slammed into pedestrian Jean Carlos Ruiz. and into a light pole.
The officer noted that the light pole was hit so hard that it was cut off its base.
An autopsy revealed that Ruiz, the father of a 1-year-old, died of “blunt force trauma,” according to the warrant request.
Neither Eismann, who quit the restaurant business last year and took up real estate, nor attorney Bob Amsel returned calls for comment.
For sale ... not
Tinseltown funnyman Kevin James got serious this week when he found out his South Florida mansion was listed for sale — by mistake.
A glitch on the homepage of a local Realtor sent the wrong information about several high-profile properties being for sale to the giant real estate website Zillow — and on to dozens of news websites.
Among them was Grown Ups 2 and Zookeeper star James’ Delray Beach oceanfront mansion, which was falsely offered up for $19.95 million.
“They [James and his staff] have been calling all day, they’re not too happy with what’s going on,” said a staffer at Premier Estate Properties, the firm where the error originated. “Kevin James’ house is not for sale!”
The mistake was discovered as reporters started calling James’ publicist to ask why James wanted out of Delray just months after he homesteaded the property.
Premier Estate was the listing agent on the 12-bedroom mansion a year ago, when James paid $18.5 million for it.
Zillow spokeswoman Katie Curnutte said techs are still trying to figure out what happened.
James’ business manager didn’t return calls for comment.
Marc Mysterio, hip-hop star Flo Rida’s producer on the recent Booty on the Floor, was recently approached by Courtney Stodden, the infamous teen bride, to help her kick-start a music career.
It’s a no go after a phone call in which Mysterio savaged the poor girl.
Stodden outraged America two years ago when, at 16, she married Lost actor Doug Hutchison. He was then 51.
But if you believe Mysterio, she’d cause more outrage if she pursues a career in pop.
“I was brutally honest with her,” Mysterio said. “I wasn’t trying to hurt her feelings but she has to know. She kept saying she wants to be like Kesha and Britney Spears but, when I asked her if she plays an instrument, she said she played the drums in grade school.”