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.

Comments (3)
  1. Not Important 2 U. says:

    He has always been & always will be TRASH. Why did this mess, unrepentant Loser at Life blow back into town? He will end up back in jail for a long long time.

  2. bobmortland says:

    Too many celebrities getting DUI’s recently. Get it through your head- DONT DRINK AND DRIVE- you will eventually get caught and it is not worth it.

  3. Buck Winthrop says:

    Big deal. Was it a slow news day at CBS 4… Driving after a few 4:20am really? OMG!!