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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A second person has been charged after dozens of balloons were popped onboard a large yacht docked within the Bayshore Landing marina.

Martina Gaspoz, 26, has been charged with willful disregard for the environment, a felony.

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The man accused of dumping balloons, David Torres-Bocanegra, is also facing a felony charge.

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The man who rented the boat for a wedding proposal says he had no idea about the balloon incident.

Gaspoz was spotted popping/deflating 50 balloons on the yacht which were then illegally dumped in the bay, according to her arrest report.

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During questioning, Gaspoz reportedly told police she assisted Torres-Bocanegra in removing the balloons.

She said when the charter ended, she left the boat and then saw a news crew filming and saw the spent balloons in the water.

Gaspoz said she felt ashamed of what they had done after looking at the social media posts, according to the arrest report.

“Balloons are horrible for our environment. They often look like jellyfish floating in the water, sea turtles eat them,” Debris Free Oceans Co-Founder Caiti Waks explained.

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Recently, over 1,500 balloons were recovered in a cleanup operation at Biscayne National Park.

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Man Charged With DUI After Crash In Darien

A Fairfield County man was taken into custody for an alleged DUI after being involved in a one-car crash, police announced.

In Darien, police served an active arrest warrant for Wilton resident Michael Sackstein, age 32, on Sunday, May 8, stemming from an incident in April.

The crash was reported shortly before midnight on Tuesday, April 5 on Mansfield Avenue.

Police said that on the night of the crash, officers responded to the scene, where they found the vehicle on the side of the road with its airbags deployed and Sackstein standing next to the vehicle.

According to investigators, while speaking with officers about the crash, Sackstein allegedly had slurred speech and alcohol on his breath.

Sackstein was transported to an area hospital for evaluation, prompting police to apply for a search warrant for his blood records, which showed he had a blood alcohol concentration of .18 at the time he was admitted, more than double the legal limit.

After his arrest, Sackstein was charged with operating under the influence and cited for speeding and failure to maintain his lane. He was released on a $60 bond and scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, May 17.

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