Roustan, Sun Sentinel 9:29 p.m. EDT, August 16, 2013 A former Hollywood Police officer ended his appeal and surrendered at the Broward County Jail on Friday to begin serving a 90-day sentence for falsifying records following a crash four years ago, court records showed. On Feb. 16, 2009, Dewey Pressley, 46, was the DUI investigator when Officer Joel Francisco’s patrol car rear-ended a car driven by Alexandra Torrens-Vilas in the 2800 block of Sheridan Street under the Interstate 95 overpass. The video camera mounted on the dashboard of Pressley’s patrol car recorded Pressley discussing the collision report and saying he was willing to bend the truth to protect a fellow officer because Torrens-Vilas had failed a roadside sobriety test.
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