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History of Driver in Fatal South Beach Cafe Crash

Source: Miami Herald

Before she backed her Bentley into a table of South Beach diners Thursday, killing one of them, Regitze Gamble’s driving history included a driver’s license revocation, a DUI and a wrong way trip on a turnpike exit, according to traffic records. Online records say Gamble has paid $2,384 in fines and $3,106.25 in total costs after traffic convictions, two of which concerned incidents within nine days of each other.

Miami Beach police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez said criminal charges aren’t likely because there were no signs of impairment. That hasn’t always been the case with Gamble, according to traffic records ▪ July 2, 2014: Gamble was ticketed in South Miami, officially going 40 mph in a 30 mph zone. She pleaded guilty and, 15 days later, paid a $219 fine. ▪ June 12, 2015: At 2:51 a.m., Gamble rolled down Hollywood Boulevard and found a closed entrance on Florida’s Turnpike. So she turned south, onto the exit of the turnpike. She was ticketed for driving on the wrong side of a divided highway, pleaded guilty and paid a $165 fine. ▪ June 21, 2015: In Miami, Gamble got into a crash after which she was ticketed for careless driving, DUI and DUI with personal injury or property damage. The first violation is a traffic infraction, but the DUI citations are criminal traffic offenses…

Regitze Tauber Gamble, of Pinecrest, “suddenly accelerated in reverse,” drove over a curb, hit a parked Toyota Rav4, before striking a table with five diners and nearby pedestrians, a traffic report reveals. Gamble’s beige 1990 Bentley Turbo R then took down a traffic sign and hit a tree before coming to a rest. After the crash, restaurant workers and patrons sprung into action, lifting the car to help the people trapped underneath…

Gary Prince, a 67-year-old man from Miami Beach, died at Jackson Memorial Hospital Ryder Trauma Center. Eight others — two more than originally reported — were injured, according to the report. Samuel Stern, 78, and Barry Rohrssen, 61, were seriously hurt; Cara Meng, 18, Mirabai Giuffre, 17, Naaman Abdullah, 56, and Ariel Barreras Perez, 44, suffered less serious injuries. Valentina Sapritsky, 71, was also possibly hurt.

Read more at: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/miami-beach/article258890698.html#storylink=cpy

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Jonathan Blecher

Jonathan Blecher

Licensed to practice since 1982, Jonathan Blecher has defended over 5000 DUI and suspended driver license cases. A former Assistant State Attorney under Janet Reno, Jonathan later developed his interest and skills in DUI defense working under DUI legend Richard Essen, a founding member of the National College for DUI Defense. A member of the College himself, Jonathan has lectured on DUI topics at seminars, civic and business groups, as well as at the Miami-Dade County Police academy in courtroom procedure for police cadets. Jonathan is AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, a Florida DUI SuperLawyer, and is authorized to appear before the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States 11th Circuit Court of Appeal, the U.S. District Court for Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

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