Richard Simmons appeared to be in the clear when he told police he got a designated driver for his Lamborghini — but a stash of cocaine landed him in jail anyway, according to a Boca Raton Police arrest report.
But Boca Raton based criminal defense attorney Douglas Rudman says he's confident his client will be exonerated.
"We believe as the evidence comes out, it will show it is not his cocaine," Rudman said in a phone call Friday.
Police stopped the 29-year-old Delray Beach man in his silver 2004 Lamborghini around 4:16 a.m. Tuesday. Officers said the woman driving the sports car blew through a stop sign at 5440 W. Glades Rd.
What followed was only going to be a citation for the woman. But when she stepped out of the car, cops saw a black Ruger handgun in the door pocket.
So they asked Simmons, president of Deerfield Beach based glass company, to get out, too. Turns out, he had a permit for the gun and police locked it in the trunk. But, when he was getting out of the car, an officer noticed he apparently tried to hide something under his seat, according to the report.
Police searched the car to find 3.6 grams of cocaine under Simmons' seat and in the center console. When police talked with Simmons, they said he wouldn't talk without an attorney but the woman said she denied knowing about the drugs.
She told police she just met Simmons that night and was acting as his designated driver when he had too much to drink, according to the report.
The woman walked free with a citation but Simmons ended his evening at Palm Beach County Jail where he was booked and released on Friday after posting $3,000 bail for a cocaine possession charge.
Police had the Lamborghini towed away, according to the report.
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