MANHATTAN CRIMINAL COURT — An heir to a multibillion dollar South American beer fortune pleaded guilty today to a misdemeanor hit and run charge for driving over a man's foot in his black Mercedes Benz — and then zipping off.
Andres Santo Domingo, the son of Colombian beer billionaire Julio Mario Santo Domingo, was accused of rolling over Ryan Coutu's foot as the college student was crossing Third Avenue at 34th street last March.
According to the complaint, Domingo, a New York scenester and husband of Vogue contributing editor Lauren Davis, also whacked Coutu's arm with his left side mirror, knocking him to the ground.
Thanks to a plea deal, Domingo was sentenced to six days of community service, a 90-day license suspension and attendace at a safe driving program.
But Domingo, who's father's fortune was valued at over $8 billion last year by Forbes Magazine, isn't off the hook yet. Last year, Coutu slapped the jet-setter with a $100 million civil suit for the hit and run, the Daily News reported. That case is still pending.
"No one in this country is above the law – not even a 'billion-heir' poster-child for the 1 percent club," said Coutu's lawyer, Herb Subin, in a released statement. "My client is relieved that Santo Domingo will now be held accountable for his actions."