Michael Marino, the son of Dolphins Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino, was arrested at 1:30 a.m. Friday in Fort Lauderdale and charged with DUI.
Marino, 30, was stopped less than a half mile from his home while driving a 2016 Ford SUV. He had a blood alcohol level of .208 and .210, well past the legal limit of .08, according to the arrest report obtained by the Miami Herald.
He posted a $1,500 bond and entered not guilty pleas on Tuesday to driving under the influence and driving under the influence with a blood alcohol level higher than .15.
Michael Marino was diagnosed with autism as a young boy and was the inspiration for the nonprofit Dan Marino Foundation, established by Dan and his wife, Claire, in 1992.
Michael, an autism activist, is a professional DJ and goes by the name ‘DJ One Trey.’ His father wore No. 13 during his 17-year NFL career, all with the Dolphins. Dan Marino now serves as a Dolphins advisor, a role he has held since 2014. He is a member of the Pro Football and College Football halls of fame.
A Fort Lauderdale officer noticed Marino run a stop sign while turning east on Broward Boulevard off Southwest First Avenue, according to the arrest report. Marino headed north on Andrews Avenue, causing two cars going west on Broward Boulevard “to brake suddenly and hard to avoid a traffic crash.”
The officer wrote he “immediately noticed Marino had bloodshot, glassy eyes and an odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his person and the interior of the vehicle,” after stopping him on Northeast First Avenue. According to the officer, Marino was “slow to react or respond to any questions” and described his speech as slurred and said he was wobbly when he got out of the SUV.
After failing the field DUI test the report says Marino refused to do further field tests.