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Florida Man Clocked at 127 MPH Driving Drunk With Three Kids on Overseas Highway

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via Monroe County Sheriff's Office
Robert Rioseco
When a Monroe County Sheriff's deputy clocked a maroon Mitsubishi blazing past his stakeout a few miles north of Key West this weekend, the car was doing 87 mph in a 55 zone. The cop gave pursuit and then watched in astonishment as the Mitsubishi roared up to 127 mph on Overseas Highway.

Officers were even more shocked when they finally stopped the car on Stock Island and found three small children inside. The driver, Robert Rioseco, was drunk, police say.

Rioseco was clocked Saturday night at Mile Marker 7 going more than 20 mph over the speed limit. Before Sgt. Geni Hernandez finally stopped the car at Mile Marker 5.5, it had rocketed another 40 miles over the limit, writes Becky Herrin, a spokeswoman for the Monroe County Sheriff's Department.

Noting the kids in the car, Hernandez asked Rioseco to step out and smelled alcohol on his breath.

"His behavior was extremely erratic," Herrin writes. "He was sometimes calm and other times agitated, at one point acting as if he were going to attack and strike Sgt. Hernandez."

Rioseco was taken to jail, where he staggered, cursed loudly at police, and refused to take sobriety tests.

The 46-year-old electrician from Homestead was charged with three counts of DUI with a child in the car, three counts of child endangerment, reckless driving, and refusing to submit to a DUI test.

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19 comments
Rabbi_Pedro_Goldstein
Rabbi_Pedro_Goldstein

When will people learn that only off duty Miami police officers in marked police cars are allowed to drive drunk at over 100 mph?

carlray
carlray

I say go as fast as you want as long as kids are not in the car shame on him couldn't he wait until the kids were not in the car to try to qualify for the Indy 500 lol

Dylan Roberts
Dylan Roberts

I'm just surprised he got a Mitsu to go that fast!

Darro Davis
Darro Davis

Taylor Cox he probably will get off unless they have "proof" like footage of him failing a sobrierty test.

Taylor Cox
Taylor Cox

Refused to blow, bet he doesn't get off though Darro!!

Mercy Suarez
Mercy Suarez

I think the word "imbecile" works here...and with a nice Spanish intonation...IMBECIL!!!!

Sharon Wilson Dass
Sharon Wilson Dass

I'm sure there's a jail cell for him to cool his heels in somewhere!

Elyse Laura
Elyse Laura

You guys are just intentionally writing headlines that'll make it onto the Florida Man twitter page now, aren't you?

Nomejodas Pleez
Nomejodas Pleez

Thank god for those lil babies staying safe and for this sapingo not killing anyone else!!!!

Keith Lawler
Keith Lawler

Follow this guy "Florida Man" on twitter. @_FloridaMan

Elida Domenech
Elida Domenech

I see them in Miami too often. shame, shame, shame

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