Man arrested for DUI less than a month after being cited for reckless driving in Miami Beach

MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Police have arrested a man who has been accused of recklessly driving twice in a short span of time.

7News cameras showed 25-year-old Christ Lucas being brought into the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on Friday morning.

Lucas was taken into custody after he allegedly drove under the influence in Miami Beach.

According to the arrest form, a DUI test was conducted, and he did not perform the test up to standard.

Police said he is the same driver who was caught on surveillance video doing donuts in the middle of a Miami Beach intersection on July 15.

“A month ago, we had this man operating a vehicle carelessly throughout Miami Beach,” Miami Beach Police officer Ernesto Rodriguez said.

He was pulled over at an intersection located at Washington Avenue and Lincoln Road.

Police fined him $632 and issued him a citation for careless driving, having a learner’s permit with no licensed driver past 10 p.m. and failure to obey a traffic control device.

Officers said Lucas was respectful and remorseful during last month’s traffic stop.

“He was cooperative with the police officer, remorseful. The officer let him go,” Rodriguez said.

But after his second traffic stop for a DUI, Lucas wasn’t so lucky.

“There’s no excuse for not driving sober, so many different options. Just in 2018, over 10,000 deaths related to DUIs, 100 percent of those, preventable,” Rodriguez said.

He is currently being held on a bond of $1,000.

Lucas posted the money, but he has not yet been released from jail.

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