FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -

Testimony continued Wednesday in the DUI manslaughter trial of a man accused of killing a 22-year-old Miami Heat dancer in 2010.

Mario Careaga, 46, is charged in the Sept. 10, 2010, crash that killed Nancy Lopez-Ruiz.

The second day of testimony began with Fort Lauderdale paramedic Robert Ricci, who drew blood from Careaga the night of the crash. That blood sample was used to determine Careaga's blood-alcohol level.

During cross-examination, Careaga's attorney tried to discredit Ricci. Although Ricci told Careaga's attorney he had been at the scene of other fatal crashes before, he had not been required to draw blood before then.

Others to testify included a public safety aide who came to the scene, an evidence supervisor who handled the blood sample and a woman who said she witnessed Careaga drinking that night.

Careaga admitted he had two drinks while attending an event at the Galleria in Fort Lauderdale earlier that evening, but police said Careaga's blood-alcohol level was nearly three times the state legal limit of .08 percent.

Mother anticipates justice in Heat dancer's death

REVEALING A BLACK SEMI-AUTOMATIC HANDGUN. IF YOU KNOW WHO THE MAN IS CALL POLICE. LOCAL10 CRIME SPECIALIST JOHN TURCHIN SHARING A MOTHER'S HEAT AT THE TRIAL OF A MAN ACCUSED OF ILLEGAL A MIAMI HEAT DANCER. JOHN IS JOINING US LIVE NOW FROM FORT LAUDERDALE WITH THE STORY. JOHN. Reporter: ALSO BEING A PARENT OF FIVE CHILDREN MYSELF, I CAN'T IMAGINE WHAT SHE MUST BE GOING THROUGH, BUT SHE ADMITS IF NOT FOR HER FAITH AND HER FAMILY, MANY OF WHOM HAVE BEEN HERE THROUGHOUT THE TRIAL TO SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER, SHE MIGHT REACT A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY CONSIDERING THE MAN WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING HER DAUGHTER'S LIFE IS SITTING JUST A FEW FEET FROM HER. I HAVE BEEN MISSING THE HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY, MERRY CHRISTMAS. I'VE BEEN MISSING HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM AND DAD, BECAUSE WE HAVE THE SAME BIRTHDAY OF BIRTHDAY. WE HAVE BEEN MISSING EVERYTHING. HEY MOTHER'S WORLD SHAT PERILED A DEALA LOPEZ-RUIZ REMAINS FORMED BY THE THOUGHT THAT THEY ARE HER CHILD, HER BABY, NANCY JUST 22 YEARS OLD, SUFFERED SUCH A HORRIFYING DEATH. IT HAS BEEN THREE AND A HALF YEARS WITH THIS AGONY, THIS PAIN. Reporter: THIS IS THE MAN WHO THE STATE SAYS INFLICTED THAT PAIN, 46-YEAR-OLD MARIO CAREAGA, NOW CHARGED WITH D.U.I. MANSLAUGHTER. CLOSER THAN THIS? CLOSER. Reporter: IT WAS SEPTEMBER 10, 2010. POLICE SAY CAR AUGIEA HAD A BLOOD ALCOHOL -- CAR 80A HAD A BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL THREE TIMES THE LEGAL LIMIT WHEN THE MERCEDES HE WAS DRIVING SLAMMED INTO NANCY'S MOTORCYCLE. SHE WAS FULL OF LIFE. SHE WAS SO ENERGETIC. SHE WAS -- I REMEMBER HER IN SO MANY WAYS. Reporter: ADELA VIVIDLY REMEMBERS THE PHONE CALL SHE RECEIVED THAT NIGHT WITH THAT HORRIBLE NEWS, AND THE LAST CALL FROM HER DAUGHTER. SHE CALLED ME THAT NIGHT AND SHE SAY, TWO HOURS BEFORE SHE DIED, BEFORE SHE WAS KILLED, SHE SAY, "MOMMY, I'M GOING TO BRADENTON" AND I SAID IN SPANISH. [ SPEAKING IN SPANISH ] I LOVE YOU. AND SHE SAY, I LOVE YOU TOO, MOMMY, AND THAT WAS HER LAST WORDS. STUNNED AND HELPLESS, SHE NOW DEPENDS ON SIX PEOPLE TO HELP HER MOVE ON. WE ARE JUST ANTICIPATING THAT JUSTICE WILL BE SERVED TO BRING US PEACE. A JURY SHOULD HAVE THE CASE BY THE END OF THE WEEK. REALLY UPSET IS KNOWING THAT JUST A COUPLE OF HOURS BEFORE THE CRASH CAR 80A WAS AT AN EVENT AT THE MALL WALKING WARN A DRINK EITHER VODKA OR CHAMPAGNE GETTING THE DRINKS FOR FREE UNSUPERVISED AND UNLIMITED FROM MAYORS AND FROM NIEMANN MARCUS. THAT TAPE, THAT AVAILABLE OF THAT HAPPENING WAS JUST PLAYED IN COURT A FEW MOMENTS AGO. WE'LL TRY TO GET THAT OFF-LINE

Lopez-Ruiz was about to begin her first season as a Miami Heat dancer when she was killed.

"It has been three-and-a-half years with this agony, this pain," Adela Lopez-Ruiz told Local 10 of her life since her daughter was killed.

She said her daughter was "full of life" and "energetic," and she is anticipating justice "to bring us peace."