Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose 'Pepe' Diaz arrested on DUI charge

Commissioner arrested after going 74 mph in 30 mph zone, police say

KEY WEST, Fla. – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz has been arrested on a drunken driving charge in Key West.

The Key West Police Department said Diaz was arrested Saturday night on South Roosevelt Boulevard.

A police spokeswoman said Diaz was going 74 mph in a 30 mph zone. When he was pulled over, he didn't use a kickstand for his motorcycle, causing it to fall over, she said.

"Under advice of my legal counsel, I cannot discuss details at this time," Diaz said in a statement. "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 to office in 2002. He spent the night at the Monroe County Detention Center and was released from jail Sunday on a $1,000 bond.

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