An influential and well-known Florida lobbyist, Ron Book, was arrested Sunday night on DUI-related charges after crashing his Lamborghini, according to a new report in the Sun Sentinel.
The power broker, known for his tough attitudes on homeless crime and private prison company lobbying work, was hit with a first-offense charge of DUI, refusal to submit to a DUI test, and DUI with damage to a person or property, per police records.
According to the Miami New Times, this isn’t Book’s first brush with the law. In 1986, he was charged with insurance fraud (Book pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor and received no prison time in that case). The New Times also notes that Book now lobbies for Boca Raton’s GEO Group, a private company that “turns a profit from the arrest and incarceration of others.”
Read the Sun Sentinel’s report here on his arrest over the weekend.