Nightlife King Michael Capponi Has DUI Charges Dropped

Categories: Crime
capponi.jpg
South Beach nightlife king, developer and philanthropist Michael Capponi was arrested on charges of driving under the influence last October after driving himself home from a fancy shindig at W South Beach hot spot Wall. Capponi maintained that he blew under the legal limit both times he was asked to take a breathalyzer test and claimed his well-publicized past problems with drugs led to Miami Beach police unfairly charging him. Now, after a three-month legal battle, those charges have been dropped.

"Michael's arrest resulted from a questionable detention, a voluntary breath reading well below (25% below) the legal limit, and a voluntary urine sample (that came back clean weeks later)," read a statement by Capponi's lawyer Michael Grieco. "Both my client and I are pleased that the State Attorney and the City of Miami Beach came to their senses once the evidence was fully evaluated."

Grieco claims that in many DUI cases authorities wait until full toxicology reports come back before pressing charges, but alleges that Capponi was treated differently.

"It's a flawed system when law enforcement choses to jump the gun based upon hunches and speculation. Mr. Capponi has not touched an illegal drug in over fifteen years and actively advocates against drug abuse."

Grieco says that Capponi is in Haiti right now continuing his hands on charity work for victims of the earthquake. Capponi has agreed not to pursue any further legal action against the Miami Beach police department.

Follow Miami New Times on Facebook and Twitter @MiamiNewTimes.
My Voice Nation Help
5 comments
Sophie
Sophie

Drug and alcohol abuse can be a dangerous spiral. Hopefully he is able to stay clean and not get sucked back into that culture.

www.drugrehabcomparison.com

SuzieRod
SuzieRod

it's amazing what dirty/easy money can buy.

Below is Capponi's driving history from public records. 45 CITATIONS, AT LEAST 7 OF THEM CRIMINAL. These exclude all the ones he probably gets away from by working the night for over a decade in the same small town, with tons of cops friends due to the donations (from the money he owes to contractors) he makes to the local police and the detail work the cops get through him at the clubs. This man would never hold a license in any other state. PERIOD! He is a danger to society, in all aspects, and an embarrassment to this fine city that is trying so hard to get rid of these past kind of characters. Authorities will be scrambling for answers the day someone gets run over while he is either intoxicated or driving like he owns the streets. THIS MAN WENT TO HAITI TO SAVE HIS OWN LIFE AND FABRICATE A GOOD IMAGE OF HIMSELF, NOT TO SAVE OTHERS.

MICHAEL FRANCOIS CAPPONI1972Infraction6728RWUCLOSED3161232A - FTYROW-STOP SIGN7/22/201013TR0006728RWU00$0.00

MICHAEL J CAPPONI1972Infraction2808FTDCLOSED3161551 - NO/IMP SIGNALS11/14/200913TR0002808FTD00$0.00

MICHAEL J CAPPONI1972Infraction1906YULCLOSED31610011 - FAIL TO PAY TOLL11/05/200913TR0001906YUL00$0.00

MICHAEL J CAPPONI1972Infraction5298FGRCLOSED3161511A - IMP RIGHT TURN9/03/200913TR0005298FGR00$0.00

MICHAEL J CAPPONI1972Infraction9159RTDCLOSED3166144B - SBELT/DRIVER9/01/200913TR0009159RTD00$0.00

MICHAEL J CAPPONI1972Infraction4055RLGCLOSED3166461 - NO PROOF OF INS11/29/200813TR0004055RLG00$0.00

MICHAEL J CAPPONI1972Infraction4054RLGCLOSED3200605 - NO REG CERT11/29/200813TR0004054RLG00$0.00

MICHAEL J CAPPONI1972Infraction5514FGRCLOSED3200605 - NO REG CERT8/07/200813TR0005514FGR00$0.00

MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction2059BCYCLOSED3160751C1 - FAI/TO STOP LITE11/28/200213TR0002059BCY00$0.00

MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Criminal508013XCLOSED316193 - D.U.I. ALCOHOL11/28/200213TR000508013X00$0.00

MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction4487BUXCLOSED3160893 - FAIL USE DES LN9/18/200213TR0004487BUX00$0.00

MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction9250BKVCLOSED3161872B - NON-INTER>65 MPH4/21/200213TR0009250BKV00$0.00

MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction5218ACPCLOSED322341 - DWLS UNKNOWINGLY12/28/200013TR0005218ACP00$0.00

MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction5219ACPCLOSED3160751C - FAI/TO/OBEY/ENTR12/28/200013TR0005219ACP00$0.00

MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction183874FCLOSED320073A - REG EXP/LESS/6MO7/25/199913TR000183874F00$0.00

MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction183875FCLOSED316610 - DRV UNSAFE VEH7/25/199913TR000183875F00$0.00

MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction7890KBPCLOSED3166461 - NO PROOF OF INS7/25/199913TR0007890KBP00$0.00

MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction7891KBPCLOSED32006051 - NO REGIST. CERT7/25/199913TR0007891KBP00$0.00

MICHAEL J CAPPONI1972Infraction5513FGRCLOSED3166461 - NO PROOF OF INS8/07/200813TR0005513FGR00$0.00

MICHAEL J CAPPONI1972Infraction0049RHZCLOSED3161892B - SPD CNTY N/BUS/R11/23/200713TR0000049RHZ00$0.00

MICHAEL J CAPPONI1972Infraction4458RELCLOSED3166144B - SBELT/DRIVER11/08/200713TR0004458REL00$0.00

MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction1842KBPCLOSED3161891 - SPDING MUN RD5/13/199913TR0001842KBP00$0.00

MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction1751KBPCLOSED3161891 - SPDING MUN RD4/24/199913TR0001751KBP00$0.00

MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction707287UCLOSED3166144B - SBELT/DRIVER11/26/199813TR000707287U00$0.00

MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction707286UCLOSED316123A - FTYROW-STOP SIGN11/26/199813TR000707286U00$0.00

MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Criminal707285UCLOSED322342 - DWLS KNOWINGLY11/26/199813TR000707285U00$0.00

MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction2059BCYCLOSED3160751C1 - FAI/TO STOP LITE11/28/200213TR0002059BCY00$0.00

MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Criminal508013XCLOSED316193 - D.U.I. ALCOHOL11/28/200213TR000508013X00$0.00

MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction4487BUXCLOSED3160893 - FAIL USE DES LN9/18/200213TR0004487BUX00$0.00

MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction9250BKVCLOSED3161872B - NON-INTER>65 MPH4/21/200213TR0009250BKV00$0.00

MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction5218ACPCLOSED322341 - DWLS UNKNOWINGLY12/28/200013TR0005218ACP00$0.00

MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction5219ACPCLOSED3160751C - FAI/TO/OBEY/ENTR12/28/200013TR0005219ACP00$0.00

MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction183874FCLOSED320073A - REG EXP/LESS/6MO7/25/199913TR000183874F00$0.00

MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction183875FCLOSED316610 - DRV UNSAFE VEH7/25/199913TR000183875F00$0.00

MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction7890KBPCLOSED3166461 - NO PROOF OF INS7/25/199913TR0007890KBP00$0.00

MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction7891KBPCLOSED32006051 - NO REGIST. CERT7/25/199913TR0007891KBP00$0.00

MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction1842KBPCLOSED3161891 - SPDING MUN RD5/13/199913TR0001842KBP00$0.00

MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction1751KBPCLOSED3161891 - SPDING MUN RD4/24/199913TR0001751KBP00$0.00

MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction707287UCLOSED3166144B - SBELT/DRIVER11/26/199813TR000707287U00$0.00

MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction707286UCLOSED316123A - FTYROW-STOP SIGN11/26/199813TR000707286U00$0.00

MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Criminal707285UCLOSED322342 - DWLS KNOWINGLY11/26/199813TR000707285U00$0.00

MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction263287OCLOSED316220 - NO/IMP HDLIGHTS2/18/199613TR000263287O00$0.00

MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Criminal263288OCLOSED32234 - DR W/LIC SUSP-RV2/18/199613TR000263288O00$0.00

MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Criminal62069OMCLOSED32234 - DR W/LIC SUSP-RV2/06/199413TR00062069OM00$0.00

MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction62068OMCLOSED3161925 - CARELESS DRV2/06/199413TR00062068OM00$0.00

MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Criminal098402ICLOSED32234 - DR W/LIC SUSP-RV4/11/199313TR000098402I00$0.00

Lisamarie21537
Lisamarie21537

Good for you!Next Time you drink too much call a cab.

Jg
Jg

it's amazing what dirty money can buy. Here is Capponi's driving history. 45 CITATIONS, AT LEAST 7 OF THEM CRIMINAL. These excludes all the ones you get away from working the night for over a decade in the same small town, with tons of cops friends due to the donations he makes to the local police and the detail work the cops get through him.This man would never hold a license in any other state. Ask the many people trying to collect debts from Mr. Dead Beat himself how their lives are going. His fancy "party" Miami Beach home has been on foreclosure for a long while while he avoids servings. IRS alone placed over $500,000 on tax liens against the guy trying to recoup unpaid income taxes, according to http://www2.miami-dadeclerk.co...

This man is a danger to society, in all aspects and an embarrassment to this fine city that is trying so hard to get rid of these kind of characters.

Why do you think there are no more fancy party pictures on his facebook pages? He has been dodging court servings left and right.

Capponi says":"I look forward to a great day in court as there will be many lawsuits." There are many lawsuits against you now to look forward to.

MICHAEL FRANCOIS CAPPONI1972Infraction6728RWUCLOSED3161232A - FTYROW-STOP SIGN 7/22/201013TR0006728RWU00 $0.00MICHAEL J CAPPONI1972Infraction2808FTDCLOSED3161551 - NO/IMP SIGNALS11/14/200913TR0002808FTD00 $0.00MICHAEL J CAPPONI1972Infraction1906YULCLOSED31610011 - FAIL TO PAY TOLL11/05/200913TR0001906YUL00 $0.00MICHAEL J CAPPONI1972Infraction5298FGRCLOSED3161511A - IMP RIGHT TURN 9/03/200913TR0005298FGR00 $0.00MICHAEL J CAPPONI1972Infraction9159RTDCLOSED3166144B - SBELT/DRIVER 9/01/200913TR0009159RTD00 $0.00MICHAEL J CAPPONI1972Infraction4055RLGCLOSED3166461 - NO PROOF OF INS11/29/200813TR0004055RLG00 $0.00MICHAEL J CAPPONI1972Infraction4054RLGCLOSED3200605 - NO REG CERT11/29/200813TR0004054RLG00 $0.00MICHAEL J CAPPONI1972Infraction5514FGRCLOSED3200605 - NO REG CERT 8/07/200813TR0005514FGR00 $0.00MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction2059BCYCLOSED3160751C1 - FAI/TO STOP LITE11/28/200213TR0002059BCY00 $0.00MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Criminal508013XCLOSED316193 - D.U.I. ALCOHOL11/28/200213TR000508013X00 $0.00MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction4487BUXCLOSED3160893 - FAIL USE DES LN 9/18/200213TR0004487BUX00 $0.00MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction9250BKVCLOSED3161872B - NON-INTER>65 MPH 4/21/200213TR0009250BKV00 $0.00MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction5218ACPCLOSED322341 - DWLS UNKNOWINGLY12/28/200013TR0005218ACP00 $0.00MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction5219ACPCLOSED3160751C - FAI/TO/OBEY/ENTR12/28/200013TR0005219ACP00 $0.00MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction183874FCLOSED320073A - REG EXP/LESS/6MO 7/25/199913TR000183874F00 $0.00MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction183875FCLOSED316610 - DRV UNSAFE VEH 7/25/199913TR000183875F00 $0.00MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction7890KBPCLOSED3166461 - NO PROOF OF INS 7/25/199913TR0007890KBP00 $0.00MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction7891KBPCLOSED32006051 - NO REGIST. CERT 7/25/199913TR0007891KBP00 $0.00MICHAEL J CAPPONI1972Infraction5513FGRCLOSED3166461 - NO PROOF OF INS 8/07/200813TR0005513FGR00 $0.00MICHAEL J CAPPONI1972Infraction0049RHZCLOSED3161892B - SPD CNTY N/BUS/R11/23/200713TR0000049RHZ00 $0.00MICHAEL J CAPPONI1972Infraction4458RELCLOSED3166144B - SBELT/DRIVER11/08/200713TR0004458REL00 $0.00MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction1842KBPCLOSED3161891 - SPDING MUN RD 5/13/199913TR0001842KBP00 $0.00MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction1751KBPCLOSED3161891 - SPDING MUN RD 4/24/199913TR0001751KBP00 $0.00MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction707287UCLOSED3166144B - SBELT/DRIVER11/26/199813TR000707287U00 $0.00MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction707286UCLOSED316123A - FTYROW-STOP SIGN11/26/199813TR000707286U00 $0.00MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Criminal707285UCLOSED322342 - DWLS KNOWINGLY11/26/199813TR000707285U00 $0.00MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction2059BCYCLOSED3160751C1 - FAI/TO STOP LITE11/28/200213TR0002059BCY00 $0.00MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Criminal508013XCLOSED316193 - D.U.I. ALCOHOL11/28/200213TR000508013X00 $0.00MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction4487BUXCLOSED3160893 - FAIL USE DES LN 9/18/200213TR0004487BUX00 $0.00MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction9250BKVCLOSED3161872B - NON-INTER>65 MPH 4/21/200213TR0009250BKV00 $0.00MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction5218ACPCLOSED322341 - DWLS UNKNOWINGLY12/28/200013TR0005218ACP00 $0.00MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction5219ACPCLOSED3160751C - FAI/TO/OBEY/ENTR12/28/200013TR0005219ACP00 $0.00MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction183874FCLOSED320073A - REG EXP/LESS/6MO 7/25/199913TR000183874F00 $0.00MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction183875FCLOSED316610 - DRV UNSAFE VEH 7/25/199913TR000183875F00 $0.00MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction7890KBPCLOSED3166461 - NO PROOF OF INS 7/25/199913TR0007890KBP00 $0.00MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction7891KBPCLOSED32006051 - NO REGIST. CERT 7/25/199913TR0007891KBP00 $0.00MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction1842KBPCLOSED3161891 - SPDING MUN RD 5/13/199913TR0001842KBP00 $0.00MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction1751KBPCLOSED3161891 - SPDING MUN RD 4/24/199913TR0001751KBP00 $0.00MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction707287UCLOSED3166144B - SBELT/DRIVER11/26/199813TR000707287U00 $0.00MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction707286UCLOSED316123A - FTYROW-STOP SIGN11/26/199813TR000707286U00 $0.00MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Criminal707285UCLOSED322342 - DWLS KNOWINGLY11/26/199813TR000707285U00 $0.00MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction263287OCLOSED316220 - NO/IMP HDLIGHTS 2/18/199613TR000263287O00 $0.00MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Criminal263288OCLOSED32234 - DR W/LIC SUSP-RV 2/18/199613TR000263288O00 $0.00MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Criminal62069OMCLOSED32234 - DR W/LIC SUSP-RV 2/06/199413TR00062069OM00 $0.00MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Infraction62068OMCLOSED3161925 - CARELESS DRV 2/06/199413TR00062068OM00 $0.00MICHAEL CAPPONI1972Criminal098402ICLOSED32234 - DR W/LIC SUSP-RV 4/11/199313TR000098402I00 $0.00

Jessicabaker32
Jessicabaker32

Of course the charges are dropped. It sad that the previous article was posted. Miami writers would have such a boring job without the elements Michael Capponi brought to the south beach over the last 20 years.

Now Trending

Miami Concert Tickets

From the Vault

 

Loading...