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Boats-Collide-on-Intracoastal-Waterway-300x169Four people were injured last Saturday after their boat was rammed from behind by another vessel on the Intracoastal Waterway in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The four have been identified as Andre Neves of Pompano Beach, Juliana Da Costa Maria of Boca Raton, and William and Evelyn Rountree of Boca Raton.

Neves, 37, and Maria, 29, were critically injured, and the Rountrees sustained non life-threatening injuries. They were all taken to Broward Health Medical Center for treatment.

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Hugo-Olivares-300x225Hugo Andre Olivares of Miami, Florida was charged on Wednesday for his involvement in a St. Patrick’s Day accident that seriously injured Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Carlos Rosario-Flores as he was working on the Dolphin Expressway.

Olivares, 26, was charged with reckless driving, reckless driving causing serious bodily injury, and reckless driving causing property damage. News sources did not list an attorney for Olivares.

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ambulance-1005433_1920-300x199Wendell Shepherd, a Broward, Florida detention deputy, was arrested on Sunday after he allegedly ran over a parking lot security guard’s foot while searching for a lost cell phone. Shepherd, 43, was arrested on a charge of aggravated battery with great bodily harm. It is not clear whether he has been granted bail bond or enlisted the services of an attorney.

According to news reports, the incident occurred late on Sunday evening at Virginia Key Beach Park in Miami, Florida. A police officer reportedly witnessed the event. The name of the victim has not been released; it is not clear whether the victim or their family will be seeking damages. He reportedly suffered from a broken ankle.

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Nancy-James-300x160 Nancy James of North Lauderdale, Florida was injured after she was body slammed and thrown into a pool by a 16-year-old for trying to control an unauthorized party. Video footage of the incident shows James, 68, getting picked up by the 16-year-old boy and then slammed onto the ground before he dragged her into the pool.

The 16-year-old, whose name is withheld because of his age, faces one charge of battery on a person 65 years of age or older. He reportedly turned himself in at a Broward Sheriff’s Office station on Monday evening with his mother and a lawyer. He was arrested and taken to Broward Regional Juvenile Facility.

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Lacy-Marie-Morris-296x300Lacy Marie Morris of Sugarloaf Key, Floida was arrested on Tuesday for her alleged involvement in a fatal DUI crash that led to the death of Delray Beach police officer Christine Braswell, 40, and seriously injured Bernenda Marc, 25.

Morris, 32, faces charges for DUI with bodily injury, DUI with property damage, DUI manslaughter, and possession of marijuana, Key West Police announced on Tuesday night. She was arrested in Broward County.

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