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Saryna-Parker-240x300Eight-grade science teacher Saryna Parker of South Dade Middle School was arrested on March 19 for allegedly causing a rear-end crash while driving under the influence with her 10-year-old son in the car. Parker, 43, also purportedly kicked the police officer who arrested her in the groin.

Parker faces multiple charges, including DUI, DUI with property damage, child abuse, and battery of a police officer. She was booked into jail and was later released on an unspecified bond. News sources did not say if she has hired an attorney.

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Jose-Fernandez-300x243Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was the driver of the boat that crashed into a jetty off South Beach, killing himself, Emilio Jesus Macias, and Eduardo Rivero, a report by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation concluded last week.

Fernandez, 24, was the owner of the boat. The crash occurred on September 25 at a jetty north of Government Cut off the coast of South Beach. Rivero, 25, and Macias, 27, had met Fernandez through his girlfriend. Rivero was a sales associate at Carnival Cruise Lines and Macias was a financial adviser at Wells Fargo.

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Cameron-Thompson-221x300Cameron Thompson of Tequesta, Florida was arrested on March 16 for his alleged connection to an assault in December 2016 that left Clayton Stewart Kelly of West Palm Beach hospitalized for months. Thompson, 19, is being charged with one count of felony battery.

Thompson was released on Thursday afternoon on a $10,000 bond. Court records show that a judge ordered him not to have any weapons or contact with Kelly. The judge also permitted Thompson to continue attending his school in Tallahassee until his next court appearance on April 17. News sources did not say where he is a student.

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Vivian-Ortiz-240x300Update: A previous version of this story stated that Monique Price met Ortiz at the property in Miami Beach. This is false and the story has been edited to reflect this change.

Vivian Eudele Ortiz of Miami Beach, Florida is accused of allegedly scamming a total of $16,400 from two women from Ohio and Illinois who wanted to rent a mansion in south Florida that they thought belonged to Ortiz.

Ortiz, 31, was arrested on March 10 and faces charges for participating in an organized scheme to defraud, burglary of an unoccupied structure, and third-degree grand theft. News sources did not name an attorney for Ortiz.

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Bradley-Norling-300x169Bradley Norling of Tarpon Springs, Florida was extradited from California and booked into Broward Main Jail on March 13 for allegedly causing a car crash in 2014 that led to the death of Robert and Nancy Baler.

Norling, 29, is being charged with DUI causing serious injuries and DUI manslaughter. His bond was set at $40,000. He had a court session on Tuesday, but it is unclear if he entered a plea or hired an attorney.

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