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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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Man Charged with DUI While Fleeing Scene of Burglary

According to police, a 36-year-old man stole about $10,000 of footwear, watches, and sunglasses from a surf shop before getting into a motorcycle accident. The Floridian burglar was hospitalized for ...
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Woman Refuses Blood Test, Claims to Have Taken Prescription Drug

On Tuesday, October 22, a 49-year-old female driver was allegedly driving around Wellington while impaired. According to witnesses, she ran into a tree (twice), a mailbox, and then a fire hydrant. ...
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A Closer Look at the Police Stop

You do not want a traffic violation and some poor decisions to land you an undeserved DUI charge. Now if an officer sees you run a red light or go way over the speed limit, then he or she has the ...
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Orlando Motorcyclist Faces DUI Manslaughter Charge

The Orlando Sentinel reports that on September 24, 2013, an Orlando man was charged with DUI manslaughter for an accident where a passenger on his motorcycle died. According to Florida Highway Patrol, ...
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A Closer Look at the DUI Trial

If you have been charged and arrested for a DUI, and your case is headed to trial, what can you expect? Your DUI attorney can help prepare you for the specifics of your case, but here is a general ...
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Defendant Learns the Hard Way: a Dying Cat Is Not a DUI Defense

A Tampa man was arrested for a DUI by a Hillsborough County sheriff's deputy after having been originally pulled over for driving 84 miles per hour and swerving through three lanes on the highway ...
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Hillsborough Judge Pleads Guilty to DUI

Just weeks ago, a Hillsborough Circuit judge pleaded guilty to a DUI. She had been driving after drinking in Ybor City, and she was arrested on July 5. She was quick to admit that she had acted on a ...
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Tampa Woman Arrested for DUI After Rear-Ending Patrol Car

A car accident on the Interstate 275 turned into a DUI arrest on Friday, the 6th of September. An unmarked Florida Highway Patrol car was parked in the travel lane of an exit ramp. The Tampa ...
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Flat Tire Turns into DUI Charge

Tuesday the 2 nd of September, a man was said to be driving on a flat tire on Florida's Turnpike. At about that time, officers noticed the flat and pulled the driver over. They also suspected that ...
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Florida Ready to Come down Hard on Labor Day DUIs

The campaign is already underway, as increased patrols are on the lookout for anyone who is driving under the influence. While officers are always on the alert for intoxicated drivers, holiday ...
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After Toxicology Results, Man Charged with Leaving the Scene of Crash also Charged with DUI

About three weeks ago, on July 27, a man ran a stop sign and veered across the median into the driver's side of another vehicle. This vehicle caught fire with the female driver still stuck inside. ...
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Florida Motorcyclist Faces DUI Charge After Collision with Police Car

As a Florida deputy was starting to make a U-turn in an unmarked patrol vehicle, a motorcyclist crashed into the driver's side of the car. The motorcyclist was hospitalized, but did not sustain ...
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Miami "Party Princess" Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Fatal DUI Accident

Last January marked a tragic day for many families in the city of Miami. Some families had to cope with the loss of their husband, father and friend; while others had to grapple with the fact that ...
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Expungement and Your DUI Charges

While it is clearly far from ideal to be accused of a DUI and then be counted of the charges, it is another thing entirely to have to deal with the repercussions of your conviction for the many years ...
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Firefighter Arrested for DUI While On-Duty

A San Francisco, CA firefighter was arrested after being accused of driving under the influence while on duty. Police report that this man allegedly sought to dilute the alcohol levels in his blood ...
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Florida Woman Arrested for DUI after Demanding Free Food at McDonalds

In Florida this past week, a 34 year old woman was arrested for driving under the influence after the employees at a McDonald's fast food restaurant reported her early Sunday morning. According to ...
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