Reggie Scott Hiemstra of Davie, Florida was arrested Saturday after he was accused of drunkenly backing into a vehicle belonging to Stephen Bustamonte despite not having a driver’s license, news sources report. Hiemstra, 39, was booked into the Broward County Main Jail on charges of DUI, DUI with property damage, operating a vehicle without a valid license, driving with a revoked license, and driving with no proof of insurance. A judge set Hiemstra’s bail bond at $53,000. It is not yet known whether Hiemstra has hired a defense lawyer.
According to reports, Hiemstra has had seven counts of DUI filed against him in the state of Michigan. Sources also say Hiemstra served seven years in a Michigan prison on those counts. Since then, Michigan has permanently revoked Hiemstra’s license in that state. Reports also say Hiemstra does not have a license in the state of Florida.
The alleged incident occurred around 10:00 Saturday evening at a parking lot close to 13110 State Road 84. Himestra, who was driving a truck, backed into Bustamonte’s truck in the lot, reports say. It is unclear whether Bustamonte was in the vehicle at the time of the crash.
Following the accident, Hiemstra allegedly tried to leave the scene without giving Bustamonte his information. When Bustamonte asked for Hiemstra’s license and registration, Hiemstra allegedly told Bustamonte, “Nah! You know how us Davie boys get down. We don’t need no license or registration.” Officers responded to the scene and conducted a roadside sobriety test, which Hiemstra reportedly failed. A blood alcohol test allegedly showed that Hiemstra had a blood alcohol level of .172, over twice the legal limit. Further, Hiemstra was purportedly revealed to not have a valid driver’s license, as his license had been permanently revoked in Michigan due to seven previous DUIs.
Repeat offenses often result in more serious convictions. William C. Wilson of Pinellas Park, a convicted robber, was arrested Friday after he was accused of breaking into two occupied homes, reports say. Wilson, 47, was booked into police custody two counts burglary to an occupied dwelling and for violating the terms of his probation. It is unclear whether he qualified for bail or hired legal representation.
According to reports, Wilson was released from prison in November of last year and placed on probation; he had been serving a 30-year sentence for a conviction of armed burglary. He had served 20 of those years at the time of his release, reports say. It is unclear whether he had any prior convictions.
This latest incident occurred around 12:30 Friday afternoon at a home in Palm Harbor. Reports say Wilson drove to the home on his scooter and rang the bell. No one answered, so Wilson went and parked his scooter nearby and returned to the home, which he forcefully entered through the kitchen window, sources allege.
Unbeknownst to Wilson, however, there was a 13-year-old girl inside. The victim heard Wilson breaking in, hid in a closet, and called her mother. The mother then called 911. Sources say Wilson was filling a duffel bag with items from the home when deputies arrived. He fled out the back door and hid in another nearby residence, but police officers soon caught up and subdued him with a stun gun, reports say.