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Posted on: April 23, 2021

Councilwoman Mary Estimé-Irvin Extends her Sympathy to...

Councilwoman Mary Estimé-Irvin Extends her Sympathy to Three North Miami Families Affected by a DUI Case

North Miami, FL – April 23, 2021

 After two years, a tragic DUI crash that killed three North Miami teens has led to a guilty plea and a final sentencing. North Miami Councilwoman Mary Estimé-Irvin has been following Mariam Coulibaly’s case, and the Councilwoman extends her sympathy to the families of these three young and aspiring soccer players. The defendant, Mariam Coulibaly, has been sentenced by Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Marisa Tinkler Mendez to 15 years in prison and 15 years of probation. 

“As a single mother of a young man, this case hit really close to home. I know these families have suffered a great loss. While I know that this sentencing won’t bring these teens back, I hope today’s sentencing will bring their families much needed peace and closure. Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is extremely dangerous and reckless. It can change your life and the lives of others in an instant. We can all avoid these kinds of tragedies if we act responsibly behind the wheel” stated Councilwoman Mary Estimé-Irvin. 

To request an interview with Councilwoman Estimé-Irvin regarding this case, please email your request to Susset Cabrera at


About the City of North Miami

North Miami is a suburban city located in northeast Miami-Dade County, Florida. It is roughly 10 miles (16 km) north of Miami. The city lies on Biscayne Bay which surrounds the Biscayne Bay Campus of Florida International University. North Miami is home to a diverse demographic of residents. With more than 64,000 residents, North Miami is the sixth largest city in Miami-Dade County. We are home to the Oleta River State Park; the largest urban park in the Florida State Park System and the nationally accredited Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA North Miami).

Media Contact:

Susset Cabrera, Senior Communications Officer
305 895 9888, Ext. 12154

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