Here's your morning review of selected mainstream media feeds from around South Florida. Enjoy.
A- TC Palm: On the bright side, she knows right where to go for help.
FORT PIERCE — The clinical director of a women's drug and alcohol treatment center has resigned after she was arrested for the fourth time on charges of driving under the influence. Two of those previous arrests were in St. Lucie County.B- South Florida Business Journal: Slideshow, what $29 million gets you in Manalapan.
Juli Arnold, 49, of the 7100 block of South Indian River Drive, also was charged with drug and pill possession and refusing to take a Breathalyzer test that estimates blood alcohol content from a breath sample in her arrest on Dec. 28, according to arrest and court records.
She also was cited for driving on a revoked license.
She resigned as clinical director and board member of the private nonprofit Counseling and Recovery Center Inc. on Orange Avenue, west of Fort Pierce, according to what the Florida Department of Children and Families has learned, state spokeswoman Carrie Hoeppner said Wednesday. Arnold was on the agency's board.
C- CBS4: The dangers of driving on I-95 are many.
DEERFIELD BEACH (CBSMiami) – At least two people are dead, a third critically injured after an SUV plunged into a Deerfield Beach lake.D- CBS4: Sociopaths among us.
Just after 10 p.m., a Lexus SUV was heading southbound on I-95 between Hillsboro Boulevard and SW 10th Street when it was involved in a three vehicle crash. The SUV’s driver lost control, crashed through a fence and then plowed into the water.
MIAMI (CBS4) – A goose found in a Southwest Miami-Dade canal injured by a piercing arrow continues to recover after surgery at a South Florida wildlife center.E- CBS4: Lessons learned.
Another goose with similar injuries died in the attack.
Witnesses on the scene tell CBS4 News that the deceased motorcyclist, identified as Ranyel Antonio Rodriguez, 24, was stopped at a light at 47th Street. When the light changed, Rodriguez took off at a high rate of speed and somehow lost control of the bike, slamming into the SUV.F- NBC Miami: Life in South Florida.
“He looked back and that’s the moment he accelerated again and he hit the car,” said witness Damis Suarez.
Police say Rodriguez was not wearing a helmet.
“He was a good kid. He never got in trouble,” said family friend Antonio DeLeon. ”No more motorcycles. That’s it. They’re bad.”
A naked intruder who was trying to choke a pet Rottweiler was shot by a homeowner in Miami Wednesday morning, police said.G- WPLG: I hope whatever this is catching.
The bizarre incident happened around 5 a.m. in the area of Northwest 2nd Avenue and 56th Street when the occupants of the home were awoken when they heard a commotion and dogs barking.
When the homeowner went to check out the noise, he confronted the suspect, who was completely naked and trying to choke one of the dogs, police said.
"He comes out and spots a person who is not only fighting with this dog but is naked fighting with this dog," Miami Police spokesman Det. Willie Moreno said.
The homeowner opened fire twice, hitting the suspect in the leg once. The homeowner held the man until the police arrived.
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. - One South Florida man talks about what led him to turn in his assault rifle to Miami-Dade Police.
"I bought it because it looked cool and I was young and dumb and now I'm older and wiser," said Michael Backer.
Backer told Local 10's Roger Lohse it was an easy decision to turn in the Ruger Mini-14 assault rifle that was collecting dust in his garage after the Connecticut school shooting.
"I didn't want it because God forbid somebody should steal it from my garage and it would be used in another Sandy Hook," said Backer. "One less rifle on the streets of Miami."