Other Cop in Miami Beach ATV Fiasco Married to Elian Gonzalez's "Foster Mom"
Somehow all crazy things in Miami-Dade County are connected. Rolando Gutierrez, the second Miami Beach cop fired today for this weekend's bizarre ATV crash, is married to Marisleysis Gonzalez. She's better known as the woman who was Elian Gonzalez's "foster mom" while he was in Miami.
Officer Derick Kuilan met a woman at the Clevelander at 5 a.m. this past Sunday and took her for a spin on his ATV on the beach. He crashed the vehicle when he hit a couple, and all three citizens involved in the accident were taken to the hospital.
Rolando Gutierrez was not directly involved in the crash, but he was also at the Clevelander at the time and was drinking while on the duty. He later failed a breathalyzer test. Both officers were officially terminated today.
The Miami Herald reports Gutierrez is married to Marisleysis Gonzalez, a cousin of Elian Gonzelez. She was Elian's primary caregiver while he was in Miami and made many memorable, teary-eyed media appearances throughout the incident.
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