In a shocking turn of events, American singer and songwriter DaniLeigh, known for her popular songs “Easy” and “Lil Bebe,” was arrested for alleged drunk driving and a hit-and-run incident in Miami Beach, Florida. The incident occurred on Tuesday morning, involving DaniLeigh’s Mercedes Benz colliding with a moped.
The singer, whose real name is Danielle Leigh Curiel, reportedly fled the scene without reporting the incident or checking for any damage. The moped rider was injured and taken to the hospital with spine and kidney lacerations. This article delves into the details of the incident, the consequences faced by DaniLeigh, and the potential impact on her career and personal life.
According to a Miami Beach police complaint, DaniLeigh was driving a grey Mercedes-Benz with a passenger at a high speed before colliding with the moped. Eyewitnesses claimed that the singer did not stop and continued dragging the moped for almost a block.
Concerned bystanders tried to get her attention and inform her about the entangled moped, but she ignored their pleas. Eventually, a bystander called 911 to report the incident. The police report highlighted that multiple individuals attempted to get the driver’s attention, but she showed no signs of stopping.
Arrest and Charges
DaniLeigh was arrested on Wednesday for alleged Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and hit-and-run. After her arrest, she was released on a $9,500 bond. The police report stated that the singer denied consuming intoxicants; however, a breathalyzer test revealed her blood-alcohol level to be above the legal limit.
Two breath tests came back at 0.145% and 0.148%, nearly twice the legal limit. These test results contradicted DaniLeigh’s initial claims of not consuming any alcohol. Additionally, an empty bottle of Don Julio 1942 tequila was reportedly found in her car.
Consequences and Impact
The moped rider involved in the incident suffered a kidney laceration and a spinal fracture but is expected to survive. The severity of the injuries serves as a stark reminder of the potential dangers of drunk driving and hit-and-run incidents.
DaniLeigh now faces serious legal repercussions for her actions. In addition to the hit-and-run charge, she also received two drunken driving citations. The charges she faces highlight the seriousness of the incident and the potential impact it may have on her personal and professional life.
As news of DaniLeigh’s arrest spread, public opinion has been divided. Some fans express disappointment and concern for the well-being of the moped rider, emphasising the importance of accountability for one’s actions.
Others offer support to the singer, hoping that she learns from this incident and takes responsibility for her actions. It remains to be seen how this incident will impact DaniLeigh’s career, as her reputation may suffer due to the negative publicity surrounding the arrest.