Drunk Driving Miami-Dade Cop Struck Shopping Cart with Two Kids Inside
Officer Ryan Robinson, 41, was arrested on Saturday night for drunk driving after he struck a shopping cart with two children inside in a parking lot. The cart tipped over and the two children, aged 3 and 6, suffered facial injuries.
The incident occurred on Saturday at the Old Cutler Town Center at 20425 Old Cutler Rd. at about 8:20 p.m. Robinson was driving through the parking lot when he hit a parked vehicle. Instead of pulling over, Robinson decided to try and back up and leave the scene.
While backing up he struck a shopping cart with Meah and Geah Garcia inside. The cart tipped over, and the girls fell face forward on the asphalt.
Robinson was off-duty at the time and driving his own 1997 GMC truck. Miami-Dade police officers arrived and noted his breath smelled of alcohol and his eyes were watery and bloodshot. He agreed to a roadside sobriety test, but was arrested. He refused to take a breathalyzer test.
He was charged with one count of DUI, two counts of DUI with property damage, and two counts of DUI with serious bodily injuries.