Horrific moment Jonathan Ribeiro, 31, is killed while kissing his girlfriend after speeding car mounts sidewalk and barrels into him in Brazil
- Jonathan Ribeiro was killed when he and his girlfriend were hit by a car while kissing on a street corner in São Paulo, Brazil, on Sunday
- The couple were walking their dog when the driver mounted the sidewalk and dragged them about 30 feet
- The driver was arrested at the scene and is facing a manslaughter charge
This is the terrifying moment a man was fatally struck by a car while kissing his girlfriend on a sidewalk in Brazil.
Jonathan Ribeiro, 31, and his 26-year-old girlfriend were walking their dog in the southern zone of São Paulo on Sunday when the car barreled into them near the gas station.
Surveillance footage of the incident released for the first time Thursday showed Ribeiro and his partner being dragged down the sidewalk before the vehicle came to a stop.
A man from a nearby business could be seen running to car and opening the door before another individual arrived to prevent the escape of the 30-year-old driver, whose name has not been released.
Jonathan Ribeiro was killed when he and his girlfriend were struck by a car while they were kissing on a sidewalk in São Paulo, Brazil, on Sunday. Ribeiro died at a local hospital. His partner suffered fractures to the shoulder and bruises on her head and legs
A Brazilian couple paused for a kiss on a sidewalk while walking their dog in São Paulo, Brazil, moments before a driver said to be under the influence of alcohol slammed his car into them, killing Jonathan Ribeiro and injuring his girlfriend
Ribeiro was rushed to Campo Limpo Municipal Hospital, where he died from his injuries.
His girlfriend suffered a fractured shoulder and bruises to her head and legs.
Military Police agents carried out a breathalyzer test that showed the driver was under the influence of alcohol, but not over the limit.
Cops also searched the vehicle and recovered drugs.
The driver was interviewed at the scene by police and told them that he had no recollection of the accident.
He was taken into custody and appeared before a judge, who granted him a provisional release, according to Brazilian news outlet G1.
Brazilian judge released the driver who was under the influence of alcohol when he slammed his vehicle into a couple who were kissing on a sidewalk Sunday in the town of São Paulo
A dog roams around the vehicle after its owners were struck by a car on a sidewalk in Brazil
Under the terms of the release, the man is required to appear in court twice a month and is not allowed to leave the district where he lives for more than eight hours a day.
He is also required to update the court with any change of address and is prohibited from visiting ‘bars, nightclubs, brothels and the like.’