An industry colleague of mine was arrested Sunday morning. A detailed account appeared in Joan Fleischman's "Talk of Our Town" column:
POLICE REPORTInteresting that the Herald has no compunction about embarrassing a prominent member of the business community but provided a terse detail-free account of the arrest of one of its "star reporters" when he was arrested for soliciting a prostitute.
Coral Gables police arrested Michelle Zubizarreta, chief administrative officer of Zubi Advertising, on a DUI charge.
Zubizarreta, 40, got into an accident in the 1800 block of LeJeune Road at 1:14 a.m. Sunday. The woman driving the other car had a ''large bruise on her right leg,'' says the arrest report, which does not identify that driver. Police ticketed Zubizarreta for allegedly running a stop sign.
Officer Kevin Selent says Zubizarreta ''kept stumbling'' and performed poorly on a roadside sobriety test. She refused to submit to a breath-alcohol test, court records show. Cops had her '06 BMW towed.
En route to CGPD, Selent says, ''she was moving around in the back seat.'' He asked why. ''You will see, I'm going to show you,''' the report says. When she stepped out of the police car, 'her left breast was exposed . . . She told me, `Told you. You need to help me put my shirt up.' '' He obliged -- with another cop present.
''She wasn't flashing the officer,'' says her attorney, Robert Reiff. Zubizarreta, dressed in a halter top, had undergone liposuction a few days earlier and was wearing a compression girdle. Her hands were cuffed behind her back and she squirmed from discomfort, causing her top to slip, Reiff says. No court date set.