Intoxicated teen girls running wild in Florida in next-to-nothing isn't just the plot to Spring Breakers. Kristen Forester, 18, was pulled over in Fort Pierce last month and the officer found that the only thing she was wearing beside a seatbelt was a bra and panties.
Oh, sure, it's that time of year when we pretend to be afraid of vampires, mummies and zombies. But let's not forget who the real monsters are: drunk drivers. Last night, a night some call "Mischief Night," a drunk driver lost control of his car and careened into the gate of Woodlawn Cemetery.
Last year, Miami Beach police popped just 492 people for driving under the influence. This year, they're on track to arrest 442, with only 221 in the first six months. In 2009, they arrested just fewer than 1,300 people for DUI. The plunge comes not because people in Miami Beach appear to be drink ... More >>
"The best day of the year." Yesterday, it was Miami Beach rapper Kat Dahlia's 23rd birthday. And that's what she tweeted 14 hours and 27 minutes before being busted by Miami Beach Police. The misdemeanor charge: "DUI" and "Resisting [Arrest] W/O Violence." See also: -Five Rappers Dumb Enough to ... More >>
Unless Veronica Doctor also had some bad beef with a certain tree, her attempt at vehicular revenge was a failure. Police in Collier County say that the Hollywood woman tried to run over her ex-boyfriend near a casino, but instead hit a tree. Her .259 blood alcohol level might have had something t ... More >>
Two sisters from Miami-Dade were arrested at the same time for DUIs in the Keys on Saturday night. The catch: there was only one car involved.
Kimberly Noelle Martin just wanted to use the bathroom, but the strong arm of Kangaroo Gas station attendants had different plans. Police were called by an observant Kangaroo employee who noticed a Martin pulling into the station all Crazy Taxi-like with three kids in the backseat.Martin later blew ... More >>
You obviously haven't been in Florida long if you haven't had a drunk man threaten to contract hit men from his home country to kill you. It's at least a pretty common occurrence here in Miami. Apparently it happens in Orlando too.Of course, if you've just been arrested for DUI, you might want to ho ... More >>
Karlie Tomica, the self-proclaimed "party princess" that allegedly killed Terrazza executive chef Stefano Riccioletti on January 29 in a hit-and-run, is scheduled to appear in court this morning. Tomica is expected to be charged with DUI manslaughter; leaving the scene of an accident involving a dea ... More >>
If you're part of the "sluts and children" demographic that'll be trick-or-treating tomorrow night for body shots and Molly at any one of the ten best Halloween parties in Miami, please call AAA and Bud Light for a ride home. Co-sponsored by the American Automobile Association and Anheuser-Busch, ... More >>
Will Carlos Bertonatti finally go to trial over the death of cyclist Christophe LeCanne, the 44-year-old cyclist police say a drunken Bertonatti slammed into on the Rickenbacker Causeway? Signs finally point to yes.For the first time since his trial was delayed for the ninth time back in March, Bert ... More >>
The American Beverage Institute is calling on police to forgo holiday DUI checkpoints in favor of more effective alternatives.According to ABI's managing director Sarah Longwell, "Sobriety checkpoints have been proven ineffective at stopping drunk drivers." Longwell goes on to say that "roadblocks t ... More >>
Joseph Loprete has a Google problem. The first search result for his name is a Sun-Sentinel article about his DUI arrest in 2010 for driving his car into his Boca Raton house. The article, citing a police report, calls the accident the result of mixing alcohol and "jealous rage." The 50-year-old bu ... More >>
Kimberly McCarthy, an 18-year-old Tampa woman, racked up three DUIs in an 18-day span this spring, which seems like a mixture of serious problems, serious stupidity, and serious bad luck (who knows how many times she was driving under the influence and didn't get caught?). But the teen won't be faci ... More >>
Kevin Brann had already rear ended himself on Friday night before rear ending another car in Martin County.Yes, after Brann was arrested for drunk driving, deputies discovered that a butt plug had fallen out onto the floor of the backseat of their patrol car.
What do a nonprofit hellbent on ending drunk driving and a Miami Gardens shop selling crotchless panties and see-through negligees have in common? Far too much, at least according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving. MADD has filed a federal lawsuit against MaddSexy Lingerie claiming it's illegally ... More >>
Maureen Raymond, 49, may admit she was driving under the influence of "big boobies," but that's about it. After being approached by police for driving over the speed limit and swerving over the double yellow line, Raymond refused to perform a field sobriety test because she claimed her big breast ... More >>
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement spent $330 back in October on Jim Beam whiskey, mixers and some Doritos. Fifteen employees then proceeded to get drunk on company time. Sounds like the makings of an office party, no? Not so much. The ill advised plan was part of a makeshift study to ... More >>
2011 is over in 31 hours. It would be really nice, actually, if those last 31 hours weren't your last on earth. (Remember, the world doesn't end for another 12 months.) Of course, this is Miami, and New Year's Eve can be quite dangerous. Frankly, Riptide really wants to make sure you stay safe. T ... More >>
The only surprise here is that we're not ranked first. Between Miami's unique brand at driving, old folks who flock to other parts of the state, and people who drive pick ups with truck nuts in our more rural area, no one is going to make a claim that Floridians are experts behind the wheels. Now ... More >>
Tacos are not recognized as legal forms of identification in the state of Florida [insert bad joke about immigration laws here]. Matthew Falkner found out the hard way after he passed out drunk in the drive-thru of a Jensen Beach Taco Bell and his car caught fire [insert bad joke about Taco Bell' ... More >>
Jose Cassola claims that the Miami Herald , where he worked as a Neighbors reporter until Wednesday, is trying to throw him under the bus by publicizing his recent DUI arrest. He also claims that he's innocent-- although he admits to driving after five to seven cocktails-- and the victim of Miami Be ... More >>
via Miami-Dade CorrectionsCrossfade is a firm believer in designated drivers. Drunk driving can not only kill you, but it can kill someone else and ruin the lives of their friends and family. We also believe rappers have a lot of money. We believe this because we watch MTV Cribs. But in the mi ... More >>
Note: The text after this introductory paragraph is an unedited journal entry from November 2009. I wrote it a few days after getting out of jail. Thanks to everyone who came out to Bas Fisher Invitational on Saturday night for the Experience Sobriety release party and opening reception festivi ... More >>
Thirty-two percent of all traffic-related deaths in 2008, the most recent year for which statistics are available, were caused by drunk drivers. Several more were caused by drivers under the influence of drugs. That means more than 32 percent of traffic-related deaths could have been avoided if d ... More >>
I think a lot of people love David Cassidy, so what are they so afraid of? Maybe that he'll swerve into them in his white Mercedes while allegedly driving drunk. Yes, the former teen idol and Partridge Family star, now 60, was arrested in South Florida for driving drunk. When a Florida Highway Pa ... More >>
photo by Gerry Thomasen via wikimedia commonsAfter watching one too many sad bastards who'd lost their licenses to a DUI come wandering into his scooter shop, Doug Vitello had a brilliant idea: What if he could sell them a low-speed bike that could get them to work or the probation office?Thanks ... More >>
You know Lisa Hayward? Of course not. She plays the Ann Curry part of newsreader on WSFL-TV's fledgling, often-re-tooled morning show, which hardly anyone watches. Well, she crashed her car into a tree Wednesday night and was arrested with a blood alcohol level two times the legal limit.
Thomas Cypress is going to jail for drinking, driving and killing a Maryland couple.The 55-year-old brother of former Miccosukee Indian Chairman Billy Cypress is pleading guilty to two counts of DUI manslaughter. On February 19 of last year, Thomas Cypress was behind the wheel of his truck on Ta ... More >>
via TeamMaine.orgPoint guard Kenny Hasbrouck is the newest member of the Miami Heat, signing with them on March 16th out of the developmental league, but he's already found himself in a drunk driving scandal. The charges date back to February 5th, before the Heat signed the former Siena Col ... More >>
Megan wanted a millionaire, instead she got a DUI.Megan Hauserman, the prolific reality TV star, was arrested yesterday morning on Miami Beach for driving under the influence. At about 3:15 a.m. police observed her 2008 BMW weaving between lanes and traveling 75 mph in a 55 mph zone. Police ... More >>
Dolphins running back Ronnie Brown was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence this weekend, and unlike the majority of athlete DUI arrests we hear about it didn't happen on South Beach and did not involve a Bentley.Brown was arrested near Atlanta in his home town late Friday, accor ... More >>
Editor's note: Photographer Bill Cooke rode with City of Miami Police to capture the chaos that comes with New Year's celebrations. Click here to view the entire slide show from that night.Photo by Bill CookeMiami Police Senior Officer David Carpenter fills out forms in the breathalyzer room of Miam ... More >>
Miami-Dade CorrectionsGolden Beach Town Manager Alexander Diaz Arrested on DUI ChargeGolden Beach Town Manager Alexander Diaz was a very naughty boy this past December 25. Miami Beach police officers arrested the 31-year-old small city bureaucrat for driving under the influence of alcohol. Accord ... More >>
Sean Casey, who pleaded guilty to killing an elderly woman, claims a prominent lawyer urged him to flee.
A woman perishes in a collision with an Indian leader's kin. Her family cries coverup.
Why is Xtreme Indoor Karting in Ft Lauderdale giving away drinks with reduced price racing sessions to ladies on Mondays? Well, it's their ladies night, that's why. Sounds like fun, but the flyer doesn't explain why they're advocating what common sense and MADD tells us is ... More >>
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Mike is a DUI attorney with a nose for legal loopholes. Alan is a crusading cop with a jones for drunk drivers. Vendetta, anyone?
Stopped by a state trooper for a suspected DUI, David Wolok makes a semi-successful argument for the pee-pee defense
Nine months after he seized and erased a private citizen's video cassette, a Coral Gables lawman finally feels the heat