- Mar 13, 2004
Miami Dolphins player Randy Starks was arrested and charged with aggravated battery early Sunday morning after pushing his slow-moving truck into an officer who was trying to stop him along Ocean Drive during the busy Memorial Day weekend.
Here's what happened, according to a police report:
Starks, a 25-year-old defensive end, was driving a black freight-liner through bumper-to-bumper traffic around midnight when an officer noticed there were 13 people in the four-person vehicle, including a woman sitting on his lap.
The officer walked up to the car and knocked on the side window; Starks kept driving. Starks finally stopped when the officer knocked on the side door. Then the car accelerated, moving slightly to the left.
The movement caused the vehicle to hit the officer in the chest and pinned him against against a vehicle in the another lane.
Police ran the tags on the truck, which showed the license plate was not registered to that specific vehicle.
Starks is going into his second season with the Dolphins, where he started in four games and played reserve in 12 others. A graduate of the University of Maryland, he was drafted in 2004 by the Tennessee Titans.
He was listed as being held in jail Sunday morning on $10,000 bond.
If anyone has been to South Beach on Memorial Day weekend, you know what the deal is....