4
| Crime |

Huizenga's Son Arrested: Wait, You Can Get a DUI on a Boat?

^
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free.

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 influence. Cold beer and fishing trips go hand in hand, right? So you'd probably have to be really drunk. Like to the point where the officers had no other choice.

A Fort Lauderdale woman called police shortly before midnight yesterday, saying two men were trying to open the back door to her waterfront house. Police arrived and found Patrick Stewart, 44, on the property, with Huizenga on the boat. Police asked him to throw a rope, and it took him several attempts. He had slurred speech and the smell of alcohol on his breath.

Huizenga has three previous DUI convictions, though all on land. The last, in 2003, came after he struck a man on Los Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. He served 83 days out of his 120-day jail sentence and was released from house arrest five months early.

[SunSent: H. Wayne Huizenga's son arrested on drunken boating charge]


Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.