Dan Marino's son arrested for DUI near his Fort Lauderdale home

Michael Marino pleads not guilty to DUI charges

By Andrea Torres - Digital Reporter/Producer

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Miami Dolphins Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino's son was arrested Friday on suspicion of driving under the influence near his home in Fort Lauderdale.

Fort Lauderdale police Officer Jason Fithian reported seeing Michael Marino, 30, running a stop sign while driving a 2016 Ford SUV at the intersection of Broward Boulevard and Southwest First Avenue.

Fithian also reported that two cars going west on Broward Boulevard rushed "to brake suddenly and hard" to avoid crashing into the Ford SUV. During the traffic stop, Fithian reported noticing Marino's bloodshot and glassy eyes, slurred speech, lack of stability and an odor of alcohol emitting from his mouth. 

Marino failed the first sobriety test and refused to do more field tests, according to the police report. Later, Marino changed his mind and provided two breath samples with a blood-alcohol content of .208 and .210, according to the arrest report. The legal limit is .08.

Marino "became angry and uncooperative during the remainder of the process," according to the police report. He posted a $1,500 bond Friday and pleaded not guilty Tuesday to DUI and DUI with a blood-alcohol level higher than .15.

The son of the former star quarterback for the Dolphins was diagnosed with autism as a 2-year-old boy. His father started a foundation in 1992 to help others with autism. Michael Marino leads the foundation's public relations department. 

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