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Son of Former Dolphins Owner, Billionaire H. Wayne Huizenga, Arrested for Boating Under the Influence

The Broward Sheriff’s Office announced that Robert Ray Huizenga in the early hours of July 21 for boating under the influence, also known as BUI, Broward DUI attorney William Moore has learned. A woman called police at about 11:15 p.m. on July 21 to report that she believed two men were trying to break into her house, as they were jiggling the lock on the back door.

Law enforcement officials responded to the home, which is located on the 300 block of Lido Drive. There, police found two men present. The first was Patrick Stewart, who is 44 years old, who was at the home. Huizenga was the second man, Fort Lauderdale DUI Lawyer William Moore has confirmed. When police arrived, he was in a nearby boat, close to the property. Police officers requested that Huizenga toss them a rope in order for them to tie up the boat to the dock. Huizenga had difficulty with the task, which police said required several attempts. They also reported that his speech was slurred, smelled like alcohol, and informed police that he was at his house. (Huizenga does not live at that residence.) He was arrested for BUI and refusing to submit to alcohol testing, while Stewart was arrested for possession of marijuana and other drug charges, in addition to trespassing.

Huizenga is the 47-year-old son of H. Wayne Huizenga, who used to own the Dolphins. He has previously been arrested for incidents involving alcohol. In fact, he is currently on probation for a 2003 DUI incident, in which he was arrested and convicted of driving under the influence after causing a wreck that left a 71-year-old man with a concussion, a broken elbow, and other serious injuries. He also refused to submit to an alcohol test, such as a breath or blood alcohol test, to determine his level of intoxication at the time of his arrest for that offense. That conviction was his third in ten years, which triggers more serious sentencing under Florida DUI law. Huizenga served only 83 days in jail for the felony, followed by less than four months of house arrest and several years of probation. If he is found to have committed a violation of probation, he could be re-sentenced to up to five years in prison, according to Broward DUI Lawyer William Moore. Following his first appearance in court, the judge ordered that Huizenga be kept in jail.

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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