Ex-Officer Won't Testify in Miami Beach ATV Crash Trial

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    Derek Kuilan

    A former Miami Beach police officer says he won't testify in his trial on four felony charges stemming from a 2011 crash in which he struck and seriously injured two people while joy-riding with a woman on a police all-terrain vehicle.

      Derick Kuilan told the judge Wednesday he will not take the stand. Trial was recessed until Monday for final defense witnesses.
     
    Prosecutors say Kuilan was drinking while on duty when he invited a woman at a South Beach nightclub bachelorette party to take the ATV ride. Kuilan's lawyer says the officer used bad judgment but committed no crime.
     
    Kuilan is charged with two counts of driving under the influence and two counts of reckless driving, both with serious bodily injury. 
     
    Each charge is punishable by five years in prison.

    Ex-Officer Won't Testify in Miami Beach ATV Crash Trial

    [MI] Ex-Officer Won't Testify in Miami Beach ATV Crash Trial
    A former Miami Beach police officer says he won't testify in his trial on four felony charges stemming from a 2011 crash in which he struck and seriously injured two people while joy-riding with a woman on a police all-terrain vehicle. NBC 6's Hank Tester reports. (Published Wednesday, Jun 4, 2014)