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Ceairia Deveaux of Cutler Bay, Florida Arrested on DUI Charge After Miami Beach Crash

car-dashboard-drive-1386648-300x200Ceairia Deveaux of Cutler Bay, Florida has been arrested for allegedly causing two car crashes on April 14 in Miami Beach, including one that severely injured someone driving a scooter.

Deveaux, 28, is charged with reckless driving causing serious bodily injury and driving under the influence causing serious bodily injury. Attorney information was not available.

According to the police report, Deveaux was involved in a hit-and-run crash near Washington Avenue an Lincoln Road. As she was allegedly fleeing from the accident in her Chevrolet Cruze, Deveaux crashed into a scooter at Collins Ave. and 15th St.

The impact of the second crash was so strong, it ejected scooter’s driver. The driver suffered severe brain bleeding and is reportedly in a coma at Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center.

Deveaux was taken to the same hospital for stomach pains. The officers who apprehended her reported that she had slurred speech, droopy eyelids, and a strong odor of smoked marijuana. They also allegedly overheard Deveaux tell hospital staff that she had drunk alcohol. Her blood is being tested for alcohol content, the report indicates.

Records show that Deveaux has received eight tickets for traffic-related incidents over the past 8 years, including four for driving without a license. All of the citations were dismissed.

Another DUI incident was reported in Miami-Dade earlier this month. Joseph Franco of Aventura was arrested on March 27 for his alleged involvement in the DUI crash that killed Amir Pelleg and injured his family.

Franco, 27, was charged with DUI manslaughter, DUI causing injury, reckless driving with serious bodily injury, and vehicular homicide. He is being held on $77,500 bond. It is unclear if he has acquired the services of an attorney.

According to the police report, Franco is accused of driving his Honda Odyssey onto a sidewalk on Collins Avenue near 174th Street, and running over the Pelleg family. Pelleg, 34, was killed. His wife, Zulam Guillot Pelleg, was comatose but has since recovered. Their two daughters, aged 6 and 2, were also injured.

Police believe Franco was high on nitrous oxide at the time of the crash. Witnesses allegedly reported seeing him get out of his vehicle after the crash to throw a bag into a nearby garbage can. Police retrieved the bag and found almost two dozen canisters of nitrous oxide hidden inside, including several that were empty.

The canisters were sent to a forensic lab for testing, and the results show that they contained illegal amounts of nitrous oxide. They were reportedly bought by Franco from a smoke shop in North Miami-Dade.

Franco was initially charged with evidence tampering and illegally distributing nitrous oxide, but his charges were enhanced to include the DUI causing injury, DUI manslaughter, and vehicular homicide after his vehicle’s black box revealed that he failed to stop or even steer away before he hit the Pelleg family. Prosecutors believe he had inhaled the substance before the crash.

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Source: 4.15.19 Woman arrested after hit-and-run crash in Miami Beach.pdf