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 >>
It's no secret that Miami Beach Commissioner Ed Tobin is tight with ex-Bal Harbour Police Chief Thomas Hunker. Tobin has known the cop since he was a kid, and in late 2011, the 50-year-old Tobin even enrolled in the Miami Beach Police Academy with Hunker's encouragement.But did that relationship cro ... 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 >>
Earlier this month, Carlos Bertonatti finally left his Key Biscayne house arrest and headed down to the Gerstein Justice Building to face charges that he drunkenly killed a cyclist on the Rickenbacker Causeway in January 2010. His criminal trial, after nine delays, was at last scheduled to start las ... 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 >>
Yesterday George LeMieux made a mildly amusing (by GOP standards anyway) sort-of-zinger comparing his Republican Senate Primary opponent Connie Mack to Charlie Sheen. Well, now Mack's campaign manager Jeff Cohen has responded with this smarmy, hyperbolic, over-the-top letter addressed to LeMieux. Co ... More >>
The next time you're thinking about driving drunk, consider the plight of a man we'll call Hank. In 2006, a police officer found him passed out behind the wheel of his pick-up truck in a Florida trailer park. Roused from his slumber, he blew a .081-- just over the legal limit-- into the cop's bre ... More >>
The Chevrolet Corvette is a proud icon of the American motor industry. It is not built to be a crash barrier for drunk drivers, yet that's exactly what happened at Tropical Chevy in Miami Shores earlier this month. In the early hours of December 14th a drunk driver lost control while driving down ... 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 >>
We have a habit of electing some pretty shady politicians in Miami. Hell, we're currently recalling our own county mayor, but it's nice to be reminded other cities can elect some real loons too. Toronto, Canada's biggest city and North America's fifth biggest city, just elected Rob Ford, a colorf ... 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 >>
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 >>
What kind of person drunkenly slams into a biker on the Rickenbacker Causeway and then speeds away while the cyclist bleeds to death on the road?via Miami Dade Police DepartmentIn the case of this Sunday's horrific crash, according to police, its the same kind of person who can rack up more than ... More >>
What kind of person drunkenly slams into a biker on the Rickenbacker Causeway and then speeds away while the cyclist bleeds to death on the road?via Miami-Dade Police DepartmentIn the case of this Sunday's horrific crash, its the same kind of person who can rack up more than 40 traffic violati ... 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 >>
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Hialeah police chief Rolando Bolanos has two sons on the force. Both are being investigated for violent behavior.
Disgruntled cops or unscrupulous superiors? Either way, the Surfside Police Department is a mess.
For two local street artists, the law giveth and the law taketh away
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.
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