Miami Beach

Drunk driver crashes into golf cart, closes MacArthur causeway for hours, police say

Miami-Dade Police Department

Miami Beach police closed westbound MacArthur Causeway Saturday morning following a crash between a driver in a car and a man riding a golf cart.

The driver, 20-year-old Paloma Guelfi, was arrested and Miami police say the crash is DUI related.

The crash happened around 5 a.m. on the Miami side of the busy roadway, police said. Guelfi’s car hit a golf cart, ejecting the man driving it.

He sustained several head injuries and is in critical condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, Miami police said.

Miami police are still investigating while Miami Beach police assisted with traffic control.

The MacArthur Causeway westbound lanes were reopened more than 10 hours after the crash happened.

Guelfi is being held in a Miami-Dade jail facing a $13,000 bond.

Miami Herald Real Time/Breaking News reporter Howard Cohen, a 2017 Media Excellence Awards winner, has covered pop music, theater, health and fitness, obituaries, municipal government and general assignment. He started his career in the Features department at the Miami Herald in 1991.
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