The Miami Springs Golf and Country Club is the oldest municipal course in South Florida. Wedged into a triangle of land just north of Miami International Airport, it dates back to the 1920s and once hosted legendary golf pros such as Sam Snead and Gene Sarazen for the Miami Open. But in the 15 year ... More >>
A Miami-Dade judge tried to get the long and short of whether or not images of Justin Bieber's Bieber-hood should be released to the media today. Lawyers for outlets including the Miami Herald, the Sun-Sentinel, the Associated Press, and CNN argued that under Florida law, surveillance footage of J ... More >>
Justin Bieber was arrested this morning on charges of drag racing and failing a sobriety test, Miami Beach Police tell New Times this morning. "Kid needs help," police spokesperson Bobby Hernandez says. Hernandez added that Bieber's entourage blocked traffic at Pine Tree Drive and 26th Street to cr ... More >>
Thomas Cypress, the brother of Billy Cypress, the former chairman of the Miccosukee Indian Tribe, has been ordered by a civil court to pay $5 million for the deaths of Robert and Paulette Kirkpatrick. The elderly tourist couple was killed back in 2009 when Cypress hit their car with his truck. His b ... More >>
Carlos Bertonatti today was handed a 12-year sentence for the DUI manslaughter of Christophe Le Canne in 2010, finally bringing justice for the cyclist more than three and a half years later. On an early morning in January 2010, Bertonatti, an aspiring pop star, was driving his Volkswagen back to h ... More >>
Late last week on I-75 near Naples, a Florida Highway Patrol trooper spotted a blue 2012 Ford Focus going 87 mph in a 70 mph zone, and inside was all the crazy. The driver, Leyla Denise Aykin, realized she was being pulled over and promptly slowed to 40 mph -- while both her left arm and foot stuck ... More >>
Karlie Tomica, the self-described "party princess" who hit Shore Club executive chef Stefano Riccioletti and then drove home drunk, has reportedly reached a plea deal with prosecutors. She'll spend just four years in prison, followed by two years of house arrest and 15 years of probation.
Hungover? Haven't you ever heard the best cure is a shot of what got you drunk in the first place? That used to be the only solution for those who love booze. But now there is so much more that every lover of alcohol ought to have for yesterday, today, tomorrow, and all year round. We'll call it Boo ... More >>
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 >>
When a Monroe County Sheriff's deputy clocked a maroon Mitsubishi blazing past his stakeout a few miles north of Key West this weekend, the car was doing 87 mph in a 55 zone. The cop gave pursuit and then watched in astonishment as the Mitsubishi roared up to 127 mph on Overseas Highway.Officers wer ... More >>
Gainesville Mayor Craig Lowe found himself on the wrong side of the law this morning after getting busted for DUI. The arrest comes just a month before he's set to face off in a runoff election to keep his seat.A Florida Highway Patrol trooper was called out at 3:46 a.m. to investigate a car acciden ... More >>
It's official: Karlie Tomica will be charged with DUI manslaughter for the hit-and-run death of Shore Club executive chef Stefano Riccioletti. The self-described South Beach "Party Princess" will be in court today where she'll officially be hit with the charges.
Tracy Mourning, the wife of former Miami Heat star Alonzo Mourning and namesake of Alonzo & Tracy Mourning Senior High, was arrested early this morning on DUI charges. Mourning was pulled over near Old Cutler Road and San Servano Avenue after police observed her speeding and blowing past a ... More >>
It may be the strangest DUI arrest report ever. It lists the male subject as just 5-foot-6 and 137 pounds. Occupation: Miami Killian High School student. And under last meal: "Seasonal/turkey, rice, mashed potatoes/Thanksgiving."Meet Steven Wilson Duque: 14 years old and charged with driving while h ... More >>
Miami-Dade Police Officer Prabhainjana Dwivedi worked the midnight shift around Key Biscayne, Metrorail stations, and Jackson Memorial Hospital. If what the FBI says is true, woe unto any woman who ran into Dwivedi in the middle of the night. Because the cop had a bad habit of pulling over women for ... More >>
Golden Beach has a problem. Its town manager allegedly drives like a gin-addled Gary Busey, and he's in bed financially with the one person -- the mayor -- who could fire him. Alexander Diaz, manager of the tiny, wealthy, and epically fucked-up town where Eric Clapton and Ricky Martin have had vacat ... More >>
Rudy Eugene, "the Miami Zombie," is not a role model. We thought that much would be evident, but apparently 21-year-old Giovani Martinez decided he found him self a new hero after being arrested for a DUI. After being transported to a hospital, he threatened to eat the staffers' faces "like the guy ... More >>
We're not sure whether former Gov. Charlie Crist is actually a rampant drunk and closeted homosexual, but we do know that former Republican Party of Florida chairman Jim Greer is a desperate, desperate man. Greer is currently awaiting trial for allegedly misappropriate party money. Crist is not coop ... 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 >>
There was a strange news story published on Miami Herald's website Wednesday. The article, titled "Herald writer charged with DUI, leaves paper," reported that little-known Neighbors reporter Jose Cassola was pulled over for running a stop sign with his headlights off at 4 am on Monday. He admitte ... More >>
Peter William Munoz, a 24-year-old member of the Coral Springs Police Department, has been arrested and charged with DUI manslaughter after hitting another car in Coral Gables over the summer. The other driver, Jennifer Gutierrez, 23, died of her injuries.
In anticipation of the upcoming Best of Miami issue hitting newsstands June 16, here is a sneak peek at one category and its winner.Best Local Boy Gone BadRick Sanchez
Eighteen-year-old Brian Beaubern, a high school athlete, is at Jackson Memorial Hospital fighting for his life as he recovers from severe injuries. Corina Gonzalez, 32, is sitting behind bars in a Miami jail facing charges of DUI with bodily injuries. The pair's worlds collided Saturday night in ... More >>
Burn Notice star Jeffrey Donovan has pleaded guilty to reckless driving and will avoid DUI charges stemming from an incident in which he almost hit a police car on Miami Beach in 2009, reports TMZ. The deal with prosecutors will ensure that the actor doesn't face any jail time.
South Beach nightlife king, developer and philanthropist Michael Capponi was arrested on charges of driving under the influence last October after driving himself home from a fancy shindig at W South Beach hot spot Wall. Capponi maintained that he blew under the legal limit both times he was aske ... More >>
Oh, you thought you were finished with Brooke Hogan and her little VH1 reality TV show didn't you, Miami? Well, apparently it's coming back for a third season sometime soon, and almost on cue to remind us that the show and it's cast members exist, Glenn Douglas Packard's, Hogan's gay BFF and room ... More >>
South Beach royalty Michael Capponi was spotted living it up early Friday morning at one of Miami's latest hotspots: behind bars at the pretrial detention center. Lesley Abravanel reports that the promoter and construction magnate was popped for a DUI shortly after leaving a Grey Goose-sponsored ... More >>
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.Did you really think Lindsay Lohan was going to do any hard time for breaking probation yet again? There's better chances of her staring in Freaky Friday II. Sadly, her short-lived incarceration will just hasten what seems more and more likely to be h ... More >>
Just three days after WSFL newsreader Lisa Hayward was arrested for crashing her car into a tree and booked for DUI with a blood alchohol level more than twice the legal limit, her husband, WSVN reporter Derek Hayward, was arrested for suspicion of domestic violence after an incident involvi ... 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 >>
Before Romero Britto lucked his way into a multimillion-dollar empire selling cheerful, polka-dot canvasses to the masses, there was Thomas Kinkade. Britto (left) and Kinkade Kinkade is a kind of role model for Britto. Even before the Brazilian thought about hurting people's eyeballs, Kinkade had ... More >>
H. Wayne Huizenga built his billions from the ground up, and eventually owned the Marlins, the Dolphins and the Panther. His son, Robert Ray Huizenga, didn't seem to inherit much of daddy's ambition, and was content to do things like get drunk and boat all day. Now the younger Huizenga will spend tw ... 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's blood alcohol level was almost twice the legal limit when he was arrested for DUI last weekend in suburban Atlanta. Now reports suggest the football player lied to police and narrowly missed a head-on collision with another vehicle. Brown was dr ... More >>
Blood tests have been completed on Carlos Bertonatti, the aspiring musician accused of drunkenly killing a cyclist on the Rickenbacker Causeway last month and then speeding away. via Miami Dade CorrectionsThe verdict: Bertonatti was drunk. The 28-year-old's BAC came back at .122, ... More >>
Watch out. His lawyer is, like, a total badass.Commissioner Marc Sarnoff has some very vocal enemies among business-owners in the Coconut Grove parcel of his district, thanks in large part to his unwavering support of a 3 a.m. bar curfew there. Public officials -- especially those with ... More >>
Alex Izaguirre Over the past four weeks, I've written a news article and several blog posts about Sean Casey, a 35-year-old Bostonian who was charged with DUI manslaughter in the hit-and-run death of Mary Montgomery in 2001.To recap, Casey is serving a 12-and-half year prison sentence after plead ... More >>
Sean Casey, who pleaded guilty to killing an elderly woman, claims a prominent lawyer urged him to flee.
We just learned two things: H. Wayne Huizenga's 47-year-old son, Robert Ray, was arrested, and it is possible to be charged with boating under the influence. We don't have hard statistics on this, but we'd assume boating under the influence is generally less enforced than driving under the influen ... More >>
Disgruntled cops or unscrupulous superiors? Either way, the Surfside Police Department is a mess.
Eight months after he got hit by Channel 7 anchorman Rick Sanchez's Volvo, Jeffrey Smuzinick is doing poorly. His family is just plain doing poor.