Crime

Reality star arrested after night out in South Florida, records show

Ross Inia
Ross Inia Palm Beach Sheriff's Office

A reality star is facing a slew of real charges after a night out in West Palm Beach.

Ross Inia, 30, who is part of the cast of Bravo’s Below Deck, was arrested early Saturday morning on charges including battery on an officer and disorderly intoxication in a public place, records show.

Inia, according to his biography on Bravo’s website, is a native of New Zealand and once played rugby. After an injury ended his career he got into the boat charter industry. When he is not on a charter he spends time with his son in Florida, the bio says.

In the show, which profiles crew members aboard a luxurious yacht, Inia is a deckhand.

In Touch Weekly, a celebrity gossip magazine, reported that Inia was out drinking with fellow Below Deck star João Franco.

An arrest report could not be obtained Sunday.

On New Year's Eve, Michael Lester of Winter Haven, Florida called 911 to report that he was driving drunk. Lester was arrested for DUI, driving on the wrong side of the road, improper use of the center lane and for not wearing a seat belt.

Carli Teproff grew up in Northeast Miami-Dade and graduated from Florida International University in 2003. She became a full-time reporter for the Miami Herald in 2005 and now covers breaking news.
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