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Roger-Wittenberns-300x169Roger Wittenberns of West Palm Beach, Florida was arrested on Monday for allegedly causing a car crash that led to the death of Uber driver J. Gerald Smith in September last year. Wittenberns, 61, faces charges of DUI manslaughter, DUI causing injury, and vehicular homicide.

He turned himself in and was booked into Palm Beach County Jail on June 12. His bond was set at $450,000 during his first court appearance on Tuesday morning. If he bonds out of jail, he will be placed on house arrest and is not to have contact with any witnesses. The judge made an exception for his wife, Patty Ann McQuiggin, who is one of the witnesses in the case.

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Gary-Kitchings-223x300Uber driver Gary Kitchings of West Palm Beach, Florida has been arrested on Monday after he allegedly raped a passenger he picked up from a music festival on Sunday morning.

Kitchings, 57, faces multiple charges, including kidnapping and sexual battery. He was denied bond during a court hearing on Tuesday morning and ordered to have no contact with the victim. News sources did not name an attorney for Kitchings.

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Brandi-Leigh-Begerow-300x169Brandi Leigh Begerow of Hialeah, Florida was arrested on February 7 for allegedly stealing a gun, cash, and other belongings from Mark Taiclet on January 30.

Begerow, 33, is an Uber driver who reportedly picked up Taiclet, 48, from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and drove him to his home in Plantation. She faces charges for armed burglary and grand theft of a firearm and is being held without bond at Broward County Jail. It is unclear if she has acquired legal representation.

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