Former SoBe Club King In Trouble With The Law Again

MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) – Former South Beach club king Chris Paciello is in trouble with the law once again.

Miami Beach police say Paciello, 40, was arrested early Friday morning on a drunk driving charge.

Booked under his legal name Christian Ludwigsen, police said he was driving his dark colored Jaguar recklessly in the area of 7th Street and Jefferson Avenue. They believe he was driving more than 80 miles per hour.

Police pulled him over around 4:30 a.m. at 21st Street and Miami Beach Drive.

They said his eyes were blood-shot and watery and he refused a breathalyzer test.

Paciello was charged with driving under the influence and refusing to take a breathalyzer.

This not Paciello’s first run in with the law.

He spent seven years in prison for driving a getaway car in the 1993 robbery and shooting death of a Staten Island, N.Y., housewife. Paciello pleaded guilty to murder and robbery and was sentenced to 10 years in prison, which was reduced to seven for his cooperating in mob-related investigations.


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