Peter Rosello, son of The Real Housewives of Miami star Alexia Echevarria, has been arrested again – and once again, he managed to stay out of jail!
Rosello, 20, was picked up by North Miami PD and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
An occasional character on reality TV’s RHOM, Rosello made national news in October when he was nabbed after posting on Facebook a video that showed him violently hitting a homeless man.
In the footage, Rosello shows the man sound asleep on a Miami Beach street, then Rosello punches him the groin then runs away. Rosello called it “nut-checking.”
In a deal with prosecutors, Rosello escaped the slammer after agreeing to enter a first offender program that included 100 hours of community service.
Here’s how his latest arrest went down: According to records, Rosello was a passenger in a Fiat that hit a parked car on Biscayne Boulevard in North Miami – then fled!
So happens the car was an unmarked North Miami Police vehicle, and cops went after the Fiat with a vengeance.
When they caught up and tossed the Fiat, police alleged found a backpack with marijuana in a jar and a pipe and, according to the arrest papers, Rosello admitted the bag was his.
Prosecutors, however, agreed to drop the misdemeanor charges after Rosello, a fashion model and the stepson of Miami political insider and lobbyist Herman Echevarria, agreed to extend his intervention program for another six months.
Said Richard Sharpstein, Rosello’s lawyer: “It wasn’t really his bag. He’s back in the program and once he completes it, his record will be sealed.”
RHOM kicks off its third season Monday on Bravo.
Check out the video of Rosello kicking a homeless man. WARNING: GRAPHIC VIOLENCE
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