Coconut Creek RN Erika Duritsky was unable to get parole from the State Board of Nursing because she was convicted of driving under the influence or driving without a license, illegal possession of drugs, and firing a firearm from a car.
Apparently the problem was that you didn’t promptly notify the Nursing Authority of all or part of it.
Duritsky “failed to notify the board in writing within 30 days of the filing of the above charges,” according to the Florida Department of Health’s administrative complaint.
As a result of this complaint, the Board of Nursing fined Duritsky $500 and placed her on probation until August 24, 2024. No other disciplinary cases appear in the online listing of the license Duritsky has held as of May 2004.
However, he had more than one criminal trial.
September 30, 2016: Stuart Police said Duritsky was driving at 53 mph in a 35 mph zone. Although the speeding charges were dropped, she was charged with driving with a suspended license and still owes $289 on those charges.
February 10, 2017: According to an arrest report, Duritsky struck a couple at the Florida Turnpike’s Sunrise Boulevard exit. The state police officer said Duritsky said he passed out at the wheel when he got back from buying heroin. He pleaded not guilty to charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and causing damage to property and a driver’s license suspension. His sentence included nine months probation and $2,900 in damages. In that case, Duritsky still owes the county $1,051.
August 28, 2018: Duritsky pleaded not guilty to a single count of possession of drug paraphernalia after a Martin County Police Department investigator serving a warrant for her arrest from Broward County spotted Duritsky with a crack pipe.
February 5, 2020: An arrest report said Duritsky and a driver were in the parking lot of The Preserve Cypress Hammock at 5201 W. Hillsboro Blvd. Approached someone they knew in Coconut Creek and Duritsky got out on the passenger side of the car. He is holding a Smith & Wesson .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol. After arguing with the man, Duritsky returned to the car and fired three shots in the air as he pulled away from the parking lot. Duritsky was fined, and online court records say she still owes $1,087.