Derick Kuilan, former Miami Beach police officer, defense expected to rest in South Beach ATV crash

MIAMI - The trial is wrapping up for a former Miami Beach police officer on charges stemming from a 2011 crash in which he struck and seriously injured two people while joy-riding with a woman on a police all-terrain vehicle.

The defense for Derick Kuilan is expected to rest Monday.

After prosecutors put on a short rebuttal case, both sides will begin closing arguments.

Prosecutors say Kuilan was drinking while on duty when he invited a woman at a South Beach nightclub bachelorette party to take the ATV ride.

Kuilan's lawyer says he used bad judgment but committed no crime.

Kuilan did not testify.

Kuilan is charged with two counts each of driving under the influence and reckless driving, both with serious bodily injury.

Each charge is punishable by five years in prison.

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