A onetime cast member of “The Real Housewives of Miami” television show says an infestation of cockroaches led to her early Sunday arrest in Key Largo for driving with a suspended license with knowledge. But the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputy who arrested her wrote in his report that he and his supervisor gave her fair warning before seizing her license earlier in the morning, telling her not to drive.
“The police down there are overzealous,” Ana Quincoces, 50, of Coral Gables, told The Keynoter. “It was an administrative glitch,” she said.
Deputy Bryan Cross wrote in his report that he was doing a security check of the Key Largo Community Park at mile marker 99 of U.S. 1 around 3:40 a.m. when he saw Quincoces drive by the park on Laguna Avenue in her Subaru sport utility vehicle. She was heading toward U.S. 1.
He wrote that he recognized the SUV and Quincoces through the auto’s window because of a “previous disturbance call” when “Quincoces was informed by me and Sgt. [Sydney] Whitehouse that her Florida drivers license had been suspended indefinitely” on Feb. 9 and “she was not to drive.”
They seized her license during that earlier call.
Cross pulled her over and “began to ask Quincoces why she was driving the vehicle after being told not to drive … she was unable to provide a valid answer.”
She was taken to the Plantation Key jail on the misdemeanor charge and released on her own recognizance Sunday at 5:14 a.m.
Quincoces told The Keynoter Monday that all she wanted to do was get back to Coral Gables because the Key Largo house where she was staying, a listing of a Realtor friend, was infested with cockroaches.