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Florida High School Teacher Arrested for DUI While Driving to School

Monday, April 14, a Florida teacher as booked for DUI while on her way to work. It was nearly 7:00 a.m. when reports started coming in of someone driving at unsafe speeds while veering in and out of ...
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Need to Beat a DUI Charge? Here Are 5 Things You Shouldn't Do

Your DUI case in Florida begins at the time you were pulled over by an officer, including the reasons they may (or may not) have had for stopping you. From that point on, everything you do could end ...
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Florida Man Arrested for DUI After Falling Asleep at Stoplight

On Monday, March 31, a 36-year-old man was arrested after being found asleep behind the wheel at a stoplight in Florida, reports the Daytona Beach News-Journal. He was holding a partially eaten ...
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Police: Woman Arrested at Scene of Car Crash After She Assaulted Firefighter-Paramedic and Said She Had Been Drinking

Monday, March 31, a young woman from Palm Harbor was charged with attacking a firefighter-paramedic, and she could also face a DUI charge after having submitted to a blood test after she was arrested ...
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Florida Woman Faces DUI Charge After Chain-Reaction Crash

Sunday, March 23, a Marion County woman had several charges leveled against her for a crash that had occurred more than a week before. According to law enforcement, the woman was speeding down the ...
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Increased DUI Patrols Scheduled in Hillsborough County for St. Patrick's Day

While DUI patrols are a regularly scheduled event by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, these patrols usually target only one district at a time. For St. Patricks' Day, however, these ...
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At DUI Arrest, Florida Man Tells Officer He Had to "Drive Off" a Couple of Drinks

Reported in an article Friday, March 7, it was discovered that a Florida man made remarkably unhelpful statements during a DUI arrest last month. According to the police report, a 61-year-old man was ...
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Florida Middle School Teacher Aide Arrested for DUI

Saturday, February 22, a teacher at Paul R. Smith Middle School aide was arrested for DUI after a deputy pulled her over. The reason for the stop was that the 49-year-old was said to be driving at 69 ...
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Tampa Man Gets 15-Year Prison Sentence for DUI Manslaughter Conviction

Monday, February 17, a man in Tampa was sentenced to 15 years in prison as well as a sentence of probation, as the defendant had entered a plea of guilty to three DUI manslaughter charges. Back in ...
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In Deadly Crash, Woman Arrested on Charge of Driving Under the Influence of Meth

Months after sustaining severe injuries in a single-car accident, a Southport woman was arrested on DUI and DUI manslaughter charges on Wednesday, February 12. Back in June of last year, the ...
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Florida Man Arrested for DUI in Wendy's Parking Lot

Last week, a man was arrested for DUI and child neglect when a Wendy's manager suspected that he was drunk. The 26-year-old man had approached the drive-thru and was ordering food when the manager ...
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MLB Pitching Prospect Arrested in Tampa for DUI

According to the Tampa Tribune, a 21-year-old pitching prospect for the New York Yankees was arrested on a DUI charge after Tampa officers spotted him driving in the wrong direction in a one-way lane ...
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Teen Faces Six DUI Charges for Four-Car Accident

On Monday, January 20, a four-car accident caused about $27,150 in property damage. Thankfully, no injuries appear to have been sustained in the crash. The driver blamed for starting the chain ...
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Off-Duty Deputy Arrested for a DUI

Sunday, January 12, the Florida Highway Patrol reported that a Hernando County sheriff's deputy was arrested on a DUI charge. According to reports, a patrol officer stopped a sedan that night when ...
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Florida Man Arrested and Charged with DUI in Jail Parking Lot

On Sunday, January 12, a 29-year-old Florida man was arrested on a DUI charge in the parking lot of Pasco County Jail, according to law enforcement. Staff from the jail had approached the ...
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Driving Behavior that Could Get a Driver Pulled over for a Suspected DUI

You may know that a police officer has to have probable cause in order to pull you over, and then even to ask you to perform field sobriety test. But do you understand what sorts of actions would give ...
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Tampa Woman Charged with DUI After Crashing into Gas Pump on Christmas Eve

On Thursday, December 26, a Tampa woman found herself facing a DUI charge for a car crash at a gas station that occurred on Christmas Eve. The 26-year-old woman had been stopping for gas on her way to ...
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Holiday DUI Campaigns and Checkpoints Stepped Up for Christmas and New Year's

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration along with the Ad Council are cranking up their efforts in a federal campaign to encourage people to avoid getting behind the wheel even after a ...
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Understanding Marijuana DUI Charges in Tampa

As Florida law does not recognize medical marijuana, possessing marijuana is always viewed as illegal. So too is driving under the influence of marijuana. If you are charged with a marijuana DUI in ...
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St. Petersburg Woman Charged with DUI After Crash with School Bus

On December 3, a 31-year-old mother crashed into a school bus, according to police officers in St. Petersburg, Florida. After the accident, she faced charges of driving under the influence. Officials ...
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Arrested for a DUI This Thanksgiving in Tampa?

Over the long holiday weekend, Thanksgiving travelers made for heavy traffic and skyrocketing accident rates. This also means that an increased number of police patrols were on high alert for ...
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Fort Myers Mother Charged with DUI in Rollover Accident

Last Monday in Lee County, a mother appeared in court for a DUI charge which she had received the day before after a rollover crash; her children were also in the Jeep at the time. According to ...
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Can You Be Convicted of a DUI Without a Breath or Blood Test?

If someone refuses a chemical test, thus keeping law enforcement from getting an accurate reading of their blood alcohol content (BAC), can that person still be charged and then convicted of a DUI? ...
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California Crime Lab Discovers Inaccurate Blood Alcohol Tests in Almost 2,200 Cases

According the Los Angeles Times, 2,200 DUI cases involved incorrect blood alcohol tests at the Orange County Crime Lab. While this might only change dozens of DUI charges, nine hundred people received ...
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Bicyclist Charged with DUI

A few weeks ago, a Port Charlotte man on a bike failed to yield the right of way to an approaching van and was hit by the vehicle and knocked off his bicycle, according to Florida Highway Patrol ...
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