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Conan AcevedoConan Acevedo of Tamarac, Florida was arrested in the early hours of August 7 after allegedly crashing into and killing 18-year-old Nicolas Garcia while under the influence of alcohol. Acevedo, 40, faces charges that include failure to obey a traffic signal, DUI when accompanied by a minor, and DUI causing death.

Acevedo’s first-appearance court session took place on 8 August where he was ordered to be held in lieu of a $52,500 bond. He posted bail later that day and is allowed to drive a vehicle as long as he is sober.

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Antonio JacksonAntonio Jackson of Miami Gardens, Florida was arrested by police on Monday after a televised high-speed chase on Interstate 95 that lasted for almost 30 minutes and ended with gunfire. Jackson, 24, was identified by family members who watched the pursuit on television.

Jackson faces charges for reckless driving with damage to property, attempting to elude a police officer, and driving with a suspended license. He was booked into Miami-Dade County Jail on Monday night, but was released on Tuesday after posting a preliminary bond of $15,000. It is unclear if Jackson has acquired the services of an attorney.

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Dario DottoDario Dotto, an air conditioning repairman from West Palm Beach, Florida, was arrested on Saturday for allegedly beating a woman and leaving her with lacerations on the head and face during a scheduled AC repair visit on Friday.

Dotto, 34, faces kidnapping and attempted murder charges, and an additional charge of cruelty toward a child because he reportedly “restrained” the victim’s children during the alleged beating. Dotto is being held at Palm Beach County Jail without bond. The press did not specify if he has acquired the services of a private attorney.

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Jessica AraujoJessica Araujo of Miami-Dade, Florida was arrested on Wednesday morning for her alleged involvement in an April DUI car crash that killed Naji El-Kadi. Araujo, 25, faces multiple charges including DUI manslaughter, DUI causing bodily injury, reckless vehicular homicide, and possession of cocaine. She is being held at Turner Gilford Knight Correctional Center in lieu of a $80,000 bond. News sources did not specify a lawyer for Araujo.

According to the arrest report, the alleged car crash occurred at around 1:30 a.m. on April 21 somewhere along Southwest 127th Avenue. Araujo was purportedly speeding south in a 2011 Hyundai Sonata when she ran a red light and crashed into a Toyota Prius driven by El-Kadi. The force of the collision pushed the two vehicles into a Toyota Corolla driven by Manuel Suquet-Martinez.

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Johnny OrtizJohnny Ortiz of Plantation, Florida was arrested on July 6 after allegedly crashing into four vehicles on Miramar Boulevard and fleeing the scene of the accident. He is charged with a DUI hit-and-run and several other offenses for criminal traffic infractions. News sources did not specify whether Ortiz, 24, has acquired legal representation, and it is unclear if bond has been set.

According to the police report, the collisions occurred at around 4:00 p.m. on July 6. Ortiz was purportedly driving a red Toyota Corolla on Miramar Boulevard when he crashed into a Mercedes-Benz C300. He reportedly stopped his vehicle and got into an argument with the driver of the Mercedes before driving off to the east towards South University Drive. Ortiz then allegedly ran a red light and as he turned on South University Drive, he purportedly collided with three vehicles.

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