Ex-officer faces DUI trial in 2011 beach ATV crash

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Crime,Florida,Law Enforcement

MIAMI (AP) — Jury selection is set to begin for a former Miami Beach police officer charged with four felonies stemming from a 2011 beach crash in which his all-terrain vehicle seriously injured two people.

Potential jurors will be questioned beginning Tuesday in Miami-Dade Circuit Court in the case of Derek Kuilan. Prosecutors say he was joy-riding with a woman on the ATV after drinking while on duty at a bachelorette party at a South Beach nightclub.

A man and a woman walking on the beach to see the sunrise were seriously injured when struck by Kuilan's ATV. Kuilan is charged with two counts of driving under the influence with serious bodily injury and two counts of reckless driving with bodily injury.

Each charge carries a potential five-year prison sentence.

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