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Should I Refuse to Take a Blood or Breath Test?

Once you sign the back of your driver's license, you are agreeing to follow Florida's implied consent law. This means that any driver arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence must ...
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What is a No Refusal DUI Checkpoint?

As the holiday season approaches, it is especially important for drivers to take care when driving after drinking alcohol with family and friends. The few glasses of wine you had with Thanksgiving ...
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Man Attempts to Beat DUI by Drinking More

Two years ago, a man involved in an accident that killed one, discovered an interesting way to attempt to fight the DUI charge that might have been brought against him. He decided to imbibe alcohol ...
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How Can You Tell If You Are Legally Drunk?

There are numerous charts and calculators out there, which can supposedly tell you if it is safe to get behind the wheel or not. However, none of these are guarantees. It can be very dangerous to ask: ...
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Wrong-Way Driver Arrested for Second Tampa DUI

Near 3:00 a.m., officers from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office arrested a 65-year-old man for allegedly driving under the influence. About an hour earlier, drivers had called in to report ...
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Arrested for DUI in Florida?

Florida is notorious for its party scene, and it is not uncommon for many individuals to indulge in the lifestyle that the state has to offer. However, when people choose to drink or use drugs before ...
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Florida High School Coach Arrested for DUI

Friday, June 6, a baseball coach at Riverview High School was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. The arrest came shortly before midnight. He refused to perform field sobriety tests, ...
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Middle School Counselor Arrested for DUI on Way to School

May 9, 2014, a guidance counselor was arrested for DUI on her way to the middle school where she worked. Officers said that the 46-year-old woman nearly veered into one another car and in multiple ...
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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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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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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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