MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Miami-Dade Commissioner Jose ‘Pepe’ Diaz plead not guilty Monday to driving drunk in Key West last month.
Officers pulled over Diaz for speeding on September 19th, when he stopped the motorcycle he was riding fell as he failed to put the kickstand down, prompting officers to start a DUI investigation.
It all happened at 3100 North Roosevelt Boulevard. Diaz, 55, was coming back from an annual motorcycle event in Key West.
Officers said Diaz was going 74 miles per hour in a 30 miles per hour zone.
Body cameras worn by Key West Police caught the stop and arrest on tape.
Following his arrest, Diaz released a statement saying, “Under advice of my legal counsel, I cannot discuss details at this time. However, I look forward to resolving this matter. In the meantime, I will continue to serve my community and the residents of District 12 as I have done for the last 24 years and I humbly ask for your patience during this time.”
Diaz was elected in 2002.