“Allowing your kids to play on scooters outside the house on a quiet street seems innocent–and common–enough. But a Texas mom was arrested and spent the night in jail after a neighbor complained that the children were unsupervised.”
Officer Fausto Lopez is charged with reckless driving, a misdemeanor that carries a maximum of 90 days in jail. If he pleads guilty or no contest to the charge, prosecutors will not seek jail time, Assistant State Attorney David Schulson said at a court hearing Monday.
The Miami cop clocked going 120 mph while off duty last fall could stay out of jail but end up with a criminal record under a plea offer by prosecutors.
The driver in a deadly crash on the Rikenbacker Causeway back on February 15, 2012, Michele Traverso, will remain in jail on a probation violation affidavit. The accident occured while Traverso was on probation for a drug charge.