Instagram model and signer DaniLeigh reportedly had an open bottle of Don Julio tequila in her car when she was arrested for driving under the influence and hit-and-run in Miami earlier this week.
The 29-year-old, legally named Danielle Leigh Curiel, was arrested in the early hours of May 30 after she allegedly hit a motorist on a scooter and kept driving for another block.
According to reports, the unnamed victim was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, such as a kidney laceration and a fracture in their spine.
A witness stated that she observed a gray Mercedes Benz G550, bearing Florida license plate 36AMXS, traveling at a high rate of speed and weaving through traffic. The vehicle collided with a moped scooter and continued driving without stopping. The moped remained stuck in the front of the Mercedes Benz for approximately a block.
Multiple people tried to get the driver’s attention and informed her about the moped being dragged, but the driver did not stop. [via 7 News Miami]
Now, new details acquired by XXL indicate that she had an open bottle of Don Julio tequila in the Mercedes at the time of her arrest. Additionally, Curiel’s blood alcohol content was .148, which is nearly twice the legal limit, and she had a strong odor of alcohol when approached by the arresting officers.
Officially, Curiel — who was taken to the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center after her arrest — has been charged with leaving the scene without rendering care, failing to use due care, DUI and DUI property damage.
first blew up back in 2018 when her rendition of the “In My Feelings” challenge went massively viral. From there, Curiel, who is also a professional dancer, has since racked up over 5 million followers on Instagram and has released four albums — “The Plan”, “My Present”, “Movie”, and “In My Feelings” — and two EPs: “My Present” and “My Side”.
She’s also made headlines for her relationship with controversial rapper DaBaby, with whom she has a daughter named Velour.