DaniLeigh, a singer, was detained in Miami for a hit-and-run while reportedly driving under the influence. According to an arrest report acquired by USA TODAY, the singer, born Danielle Leigh Curiel, was detained shortly before 1 a.m. Tuesday after police were sent to the location. She was charged with fleeing the scene of the accident, causing serious bodily harm, driving under the influence, and causing property or person damage while driving under the influence.
According to the complaint, police got calls about DaniLeigh driving a grey Mercedes Benz at high speeds while weaving through traffic. According to witness testimony shared with police, she hit a motorist on a moped and continued driving. The singer’s manager has been contacted for comment by USA TODAY. Several people tried to gain DaniLeigh’s attention to tell her she was “dragging the moped,” but she refused to stop, according to the report.
The unidentified moped driver suffered non-life threatening injuries, including a spinal fracture and a kidney laceration, and was sent to a hospital in Miami. DaniLeigh was arrested in Miami following a hit-and-run while driving under the influence. DaniLeigh was charged with two counts of assault after an incident with DaBaby, according to police.
According to the story, police attempted to stop the 28-year-old singer, but she refused to stop at first. She pulled over after the officer honked several times; police saw sluggish answers by DaniLeigh and said that they could smell alcohol, noting that the passenger in the car appeared drunk. Police seized both DaniLeigh and her companion, noting in the arrest report that the automobile was damaged, implying a possible crash.
DaniLeigh informed officers she was driving home from a Memorial Day celebration and did not hit anyone, and she had not consumed any alcohol. According to the report, she agreed to take field sobriety tests, which she failed. Her blood alcohol concentration level was 0.145 and 0.148 in two tests at the police station, over twice the legal limit of.08 in Florida.
Police say they discovered an empty bottle of 1942 Don Julio tequila when checking her car. While DaniLeigh informed officers she had no injuries, she was brought to the hospital for medical clearance before being transferred to a jail facility. DaniLeigh was arrested and charged with assault in 2021 after a dispute between her and rapper DaBaby was widely publicized on social media.