MIAMI (AP) - Opening statements are set in the trial of a former Miami Beach police officer charged with four felonies stemming from a 2011 beach crash in which the all-terrain vehicle he was driving struck and seriously injured two people.
A prosecutor and a defense attorney on Monday will preview evidence in the case of Derek Kuilan. Prosecutors say the accident happened when Kuilan was joy-riding with a woman on the ATV after drinking while on duty at a South Beach nightclub bachelorette party.
A man and a woman walking on the beach to see the sunrise were injured. Kuilan is charged with two counts of driving under the influence with serious bodily injury and two counts of reckless driving with bodily injury.
Each charge carries a potential five-year prison sentence.
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