Articles Tagged with Broward County

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Elena-Accetturo-221x300Elena Accetturo of Broward County, Florida was arrested on July 21 after she allegedly caused an accident while under the influence in West Palm Beach. The crash left her husband with a shattered leg.

Accetturo, 29, faces charges for possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, DUI with property damage, driving with a suspended license, and battery on an officer after she allegedly punched a deputy in the stomach. She was held at Palm Beach County Jail and was released on Tuesday after posting a $12,000 bond. It is unclear if she has acquired an attorney.

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Roberto-Martinez-240x300Broward County tax office employee Roberto Martinez was arrested at work on June 29 for his alleged involvement in a fraud scheme that netted $1.6 million from 28 county property owners.

Martinez, 46, faces multiple felony charges, including money laundering, organized scheme to defraud, grand theft, forgery, and official misconduct. He is being held on $915,000 bond. The press did not name an attorney for him.

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Reinaldo-Soto-300x169Jerry Cunningham, who suffered severe injuries after being dragged by a Broward county transit bus he was attempting to board, won the Florida Senate’s support yesterday to receive a $850,000 settlement from the county.

Cunningham, 14, was a Crystal Lakes Middle School student. The accident occurred in May 2013 as he ran to catch a bus stopped at NE 12th Avenue and Sample Road in Pompano Beach. He reportedly stuck his hand in the door just as the bus driver was closing it and pulling away from the stop.

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Jeffrey-Sheffel-288x300Hollywood City Attorney Jeffrey Sheffel was arrested on DUI charges on March 12 after he allegedly crashed his vehicle onto a sidewalk on the Hollywood Boulevard bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway.

The city official faces two DUI charges that include DUI with damage to property or person, DUI with alcohol or drugs, and a citation for driving on a sidewalk. He was held overnight and was released on Monday after posting $1,500 bond.

According to news sources, the crash occurred a little before 6 p.m. on Sunday. Sheffel, 57, purportedly ended up with his 1998 Lexus pinned between an inner guard rail and concrete wall along the bridge. He had to climb out through the driver’s side window to exit the vehicle.

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Miracle-Griffin-271x300Miracle Griffin of Pompano Beach, Florida was killed in an accident last Sunday while riding on the back of an ATV driven by Chauncey Edwards in Pompano Beach. According to Broward Sheriff’s Office, Edwards, 19, was illegally driving the ATV west at the intersection of NE 17th Court and NE Second Terrace.

Edwards reportedly reached the intersection at the same time as a Mercury Sable that was coming from the north. The driver of the vehicle didn’t see the ATV and continued driving. Edwards swerved left to avoid crashing into a vehicle, but the abrupt change of direction threw him and Griffin, 19, off the ATV.

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