Alexander Diaz, Golden Beach Town Manager, Arrested Again For DUI

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Golden Beach has a problem. Its town manager allegedly drives like a gin-addled Gary Busey, and he's in bed financially with the one person -- the mayor -- who could fire him. Alexander Diaz, manager of the tiny, wealthy, and epically fucked-up town where Eric Clapton and Ricky Martin have had vacation digs, is now starting trial for an epic midnight February 24 escapade.

According to Miami-Dade Police, Diaz was seen swerving across a median on Biscayne Boulevard near NE 99th Street, going 60 mph in a 35-mph zone. His eyes were "bloodshot" and his speech was "slurred." He failed a roadside test and told cops he had imbibed "one glass of champagne and three Coronas."

After Diaz demanded to call an independent breath test provider, but was then overheard talking to his dad, he was booked.

It's not the 34-year-old's first brush with traffic infamy. In 2009, Diaz was arrested for driving drunk and allegedly told a cop: "I am the city manager, bitch!"

Diaz says that DUI was "totally dismissed," and records of the charge have been destroyed. But a search of his driver's license reveals a total of 32 moving violations since 2000, including 13 speeding tickets as well as penalties for driving with a suspended license, going the wrong way on a one-way street, and running red lights and stop signs.

Diaz vaguely claims, "My driver's license was used in a fraudulent manner," resulting in the "bulk" of the tickets. But he declined to specify how the license was misused, and there's no indication that anyone else was charged.

In Hollywood, Doug Hewett was recently canned as city manager after being charged with DUI. So why does Diaz still have a job?

Well, a month ago Diaz and Mayor Glenn Singer bragged to the South Florida Business Journal that they were partnering to open a restaurant called City Slickers Subs & Salads in North Miami this August.

Singer now downplays that business relationship. "It was just a small investment in a small investment," he tells Riptide. Even with Diaz pulling in $155,405 annually while awaiting trial, Singer claims his judgment is not compromised: "When the outcome of the [DUI] case is decided, I'll formulate a necessary punishment."

Here's an expert opinion, courtesy of Nova Southeastern University professor Robert Jarvis: "They shouldn't be in a business relationship together. It just makes for an untenable situation."

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Pete
Pete

Omar wouldn't get a free BJ from Alex, because Alex is money hungry. He is expensive. He will charge alot.

Pete
Pete

Only in Golden Beach will they allow someone to work there that resigned from a police department under investigation for raping hookers. And hire someone that stole a car and another one that got arrested for disorderly conduct. What a great police department. What do you think? Here is a guy that file a false workers comp claim and now is working for a tow truck company in Broward. What ever happened to his back injury. NOT.

Richardcranium
Richardcranium

Mabey Omar can get those BJS at Flamingo Park in Miami Beach ...what do you think Alex???

Pete
Pete

The Golden Beach Mafia still exist. The corruption is still there. I am starting to believe that every poliltician is corrupted in this place. Nobody cares about the good reputation the Town use to have before this Town Manager got hired. Just like some cops got arrested for theft and official misconduct. I guarantee these politicians are also stealing money from the Town and getting away with it. Hey, Omar did you see the article on the Porn Stars giving free BJ's due to the Miami Heat winning the National Championship? At least you don't have to rape prositutes like you did when you worked for the city.

Pepe
Pepe

Where is MADD? What are the residents and polilticians waiting for. Diaz is going to kill an innocent person, it is just a matter of time. Obviously Diaz has a problem and maybe not just with alcohol. This man should be fired on the spot. The reason the nayor has not fired Diaz is, because of money. It's all about money. Somebody needs to take responsibility for the actions of this Town Manager. Why can't Golden Beach do what the neignboring city like Hollywood did to take take care of this continous problem before he kills someone. DIAZ FIRST DUI WAS NOT DISMISSED. Another lie and more lies and lies and lies. THIS MAN IS NOT ABOVE THE LAW. MADD wake up. Somebody do something. Get off your butts before this guy kills someone. Where is the Town Counsel? The Town Counsel has three attorneys that are members. What are they doing? They are not representing the residents of their town. It is time to get a new Mayor, Town Manager and Counsel. The Town needs politicians that care.

Richierich
Richierich

This is just another example of the corruption flurishing in that little rich town, I see those criminal cops that are awaiting trial for stealing from Golden Beach still getting paid and they are privliged to use their vacation time and attend training still carrying guns and given take home cars.They have a cop still employed even though he is a rapist WTF!!!!Town Manager Diaz is their leader what else would anyone expect with all his CONNECTIONS why would any prudent citizen think the State Attorney would impose the proper punishment to him or his cronies, Its just a phone call away for him to squash all his illegal behavior. After paying upward of 2 million dollars in taxes a year why are the residents of this community silent???? FCKN CORRUPTION

Watchdog
Watchdog

Here's a hint to how criminals like Mr. Diaz continue to survive. You see former Chief James Skinner is married to County Judge Maria Corvic and Judge Corvic happened to be the Judge in charge of the Grand Jury years ago. It just so happens that Rundle was the ASA in charge of the Grand Jury at the same time. I will let you draw your own conclusions. Do you think phone calls were made or are going to be made? Damn skippy! After all why would Skinner still be affiliated there as a reserve officer after being fired as the Chief of Police?????

Karma21
Karma21

The bottom line is that this is Alexander Diaz 2nd DUI. The first DUI was dismissed because he is very connected and has the backing of the mayor. They have the ears of several judges and a direct line to Rundle. My guess is phone calls have been already made for his get out of jail card. The system is broken, we can thank Rundle and the judges turning the blind eye to public corruption....way to go guys for doing what you do best. Lets reelect Rundle again so she can rape the tax payers with her salary, and she can keep supporting thugs like Alexander Diaz who makes a mockery of the justice system.

Poetlady52
Poetlady52

The article states that Ricky Martin had vacation digs there. HAD. Past tense.

Ricky
Ricky

Ummmm....Ricky Martin sold his place a while back. Get wit da times bro.

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