Leiva, 40, was charged with DUI manslaughter, leaving the scene of a deadly crash, vehicular homicide, and driving with a suspended license. He was ordered held on $66,500 bond. The press did not name an attorney for him.
Two Miami-Dade police officers were struck by a suspected DUI driver going the wrong way on Sunday morning. All three of the involved persons were hospitalized and are currently listed in stable condition. Authorities identified the suspected DUI driver as Jovary Hill. The names of the officers have not been released.
According to the police report, the crash took place at 4:30 a.m. near SW 157th Avenue and 164th Street. Hill, 30, was reportedly driving a Volkswagen Jetta north in the southbound lanes of the avenue when he crashed into the officers, who were patrolling the neighborhood in a police cruiser.
Eight-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.
Oscar Roberto Acevedo of Miami-Dade, Florida was arrested on February 15 for allegedly causing a DUI crash that led to the death of Samuel Anthony Ruiz Jr. of Coral Springs and injured four of his friends.
Acevedo, 29, faces several charges including DUI causing death, DUI causing serious bodily injury, and reckless driving. He is being held in lieu of a $99,000 bond. If released, a judge has ordered him not to drive or consume alcohol or other controlled substances.