DUI arrests are a serious problem in Miami. High profile cases exemplify the severity of the problem. Consider a recent article for the Palm Beach Post titled “Miami Hurricanes dismiss kicker Jon Semerene after DUI arrest.”
Matt Porter of the Palm Beach Post writes, “The Hurricanes dismissed kicker Jon Semerene for ‘conduct detrimental to the team and to others’ after he was arrested Friday for driving under the influence. Semerene, 20, was also charged with driving under the influence/damage to property or person. According to Miami-Dade County records, he was booked into Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Facility at 2:10 p.m. and was held on $2,000 bond. Semerene, from Weston-Cypress Bay High, is a walk-on kicker who appeared in 13 games last season as a kickoff specialist. According to a police report obtained by the Miami Herald, Semerene was arrested at 9:21 a.m. after he crashed into a car stopped at a red light. The report said that Semerene, 5-11 and 200 pounds, ‘appeared agitated and extremely talkative about the events of the crash’ and had ‘difficulty standing and ‘stumbled and staggered’ when walking away. ‘The defendant spoke out loud asking several times for a break. I could smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage,’ the arresting officer wrote, according to the Herald. ‘After consulting with Director of Athletics Blake James, I have decided to dismiss Jon Semerene from our football team for conduct detrimental to the team and to others,’ coach Mark Richt said in a statement released after 7 p.m. Friday.”
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