Celebrity DUI Arrests in the News in South Florida
Fort Lauderdale DUI attorney William Moore keeps tabs on the latest DUI arrests in the area and celebrity DUI arrests more generally. In Broward, Fort Lauderdale, and Fort Lauderdale-Dade Counties, however, the two categories frequently overlap. Ritzy areas of south Florida, known for hard-partying nightlife, gorgeous beaches, and places to be seen, attract movie stars, television actors, professional athletes, musicians, and glitterati of all kinds. Recently, two more have been in the news, says Broward DUI Lawyer William Moore.
On July 12, Fort Lauderdale Beach police officers arrested Jeffrey Donovan for DUI in South Beach. The actor, who is known for his role in Burn Notice, is accused of failing roadside field sobriety tests administered at the traffic stop. The police report also indicates that Donovan refused to submit to a breath alcohol test, says Fort Lauderdale DUI attorney William Moore. Donovan’s publicist has declined to comment on the DUI arrest. Donovan was released on a $1,000 bond. He plays agent Michael Western on the USA TV show, in which a burn notice is synonymous with a pink slip.
Romero Britto was arrested on Washington Avenue in Fort Lauderdale Beach in March for DUI. Britto, who is originally from Brazil, is known an a pop artist. His work, including both sculptures and paintings, decorates public transit stations and other public spaces. Fort Lauderdale Beach police conducted a traffic stop after reportedly seeing the artist’s Bentley swerve, Fort Lauderdale DUI Lawyer William Moore says. Currently, he is completing DUI school, a series of classes designed to inform DUI offenders about the consequences of DUI. He is expected to accept a plea deal next month, in which he will receive a sentence of 100 hours of community service, a $1,000 fine, and the suspension of his driver’s license for six months in exchange for his guilty plea. At the time of his arrest, his blood alcohol concentration was allegedly nearly twice the “legal limit” of 0.08 percent.
These arrests follow the prominent arrest of football star Donte Stallworth for DUI Manslaughter several months ago after partying all night at a club in Fort Lauderdale Beach. Jim Leyritz, the former Yankees baseball player, was also arrested for DUI Manslaughter in Davie in 2007 and faces trial for the charge in September.
Fort Lauderdale DUI attorney William Moore provides outstanding DUI defense in Broward, Fort Lauderdale, and Fort Lauderdale-Dade Counties. If you have been charged with a DUI, contact Fort Lauderdale DUI Lawyer William Moore, P.A.
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