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Mexico Crash Royal Caribbean Bus12 people, including 11 cruise passengers, were killed in a bus crash in Mexico’s Yucatán region. Officials said the tour bus flipped on a two-lane highway in what is being called one of the deadliest accidents involving a cruise ship excursion. The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but authorities suspect the driver was speeding.

According to new sources, the crash occurred after 9:30 a.m. on December 19. 27 tourists bought shore excursion tickets to see the Mayan ruins at Chacchoben. The tourists were passengers aboard the Serenade of the Seas and Celebrity Equinox. Both ships are owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., which is based in Miami, Florida.

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Daniel-Cruz-214x300Florida Highway Patrol trooper Daniel Cruz was severely injured on December 10 in a crash that reportedly involved a drunk driver. The driver was identified as John Bencosme of northwest Miami-Dade.

Bencosme, 26, faces multiple charges, including driving under the influence and DUI causing serious bodily injury. He was released on bond on Sunday. The press did not name an attorney for him.

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Oliver-Reyes-263x300Oliver Antonio Reyes of Miami Beach, Florida was arrested on November 17 after he allegedly struck a cyclist on Dade Boulevard while under the influence of alcohol. The cyclist was seriously injured but is expected to survive.

Reyes is being charged with driving under the influence, DUI causing serious bodily injury, and DUI causing property damage. The press did not name an attorney for him.

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Bridget-Freitas-240x300Bridget Freitas of Pembroke Pines, Florida was arrested at a University of Miami football game Saturday after she allegedly swatted a police officer as she was being carried out of the stadium for disorderly conduct.

Freitas, 30, is being charged with battery on a law enforcement officer and disorderly conduct. She was released on bond on Sunday. It is unclear if she has acquired the services of an attorney.

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Wilson-Pena-300x169Wilson Pena of Hallandale Beach, Florida was arrested Friday for allegedly hitting Claytron Peterson from behind and leaving the scene without stopping or offering aid. Police arrested Pena, 28, after receiving an anonymous tip that led them to a damaged SUV registered under his name.

Pena face multiple charges, including driving without a license and leaving the scene of a serious accident. It is unclear if he has acquired legal representation.

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