Dumervil Arrested After Traffic Incident In Florida
1:13 AM, Aug 7, 2012
No formal charges will be filed against Broncos defensive star Elvis Dumervil after an incident in Florida last month.The Denver Broncos website said Dumervil was notified after practice on Tuesday that no formal charges were filed against him from a late-July incident that occurred in Miami."I found out today [from] my attorney, Harvey Steinberg, that [all the charges] were droppedand actually [they] didnt get filed," said Dumervil.Police said Dumervil, 28, and his friend, Andy Aguste, 27, were arrested and charged with felony aggravated assault with a firearm in Miami Beach. Dumervil was released on $7,500 bond.Dumervil and Aguste were accused of threatening a couple with handguns."It was a blessing that the investigators took the time and got the truth out and did their due diligence and tried to get things right," Dumervil said. "Ive been confident all along -- I know I didnt do anything wrong. It was a matter of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Im just ready for football."Dumervil said the news was a relief."I was raised a certain way. Having to make that phone call to your mom, getting out of jail, she was the first person I called," he said. "I wanted to make sure she didnt overreact or get too stressed. She doesnt take bad news too well. Making that phone call is more than anything what I really remembered from this whole situation. Im glad to move forward from there."
According to an arrest affidavit, Dumervil and Aguste got into a dispute with a female driver, who had pulled between the two men's cars on a traffic-choked street in South Beach.The female driver, Kristine Ramirez, told police, "An argument ensued which involved a lot of horn blowing by all vehicles and verbal threats/name calling," the affidavit said.A witness told police that Ramirez got out of her car and yelled at Dumveril's vehicle, a Land Rover, but never moved toward Dumervil. The witness also said Ramirez, "exited her vehicle and threw an unknown item at the Land Rover, striking it," the affidavit said.Ramirez, and her husband, Juan Cardoza, told police that Aguste left his car and "walked up to their vehicle and verbally threatened them while lifting his shirt to display a firearm in his waistband," the affidavit said.Dumervil "also walked up to her vehicle and displayed a firearm in his waistband as well, but never said anything," the affidavit said.Arriving officers ordered Dumervil out of the Land Rover at gunpoint, the affidavit said. Dumervil denied having a gun in the Land Rover, but an officer seized a black .40-caliber semiautomatic handgun from the glove compartment of the vehicle. Police said they recovered another black .40-caliber semiautomatic handgun from the floorboard of a Mercedes that Aguste was riding in.Two anonymous sources close to Dumervil told the Denver Post that he was not carrying a gun and neither the Land Rover nor the confiscated gun belonged to him.A 911 caller told 7NEWS: "It was unnecessary. All four of them were childish. Over somebody cutting you off in the street? They were blowing it out of proportion for what it was. The whole situation, I think was stupid."