Daily Traffic Enforcement UpdateTuesday, September 8, 2015
The Lee County Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit is providing the information listed below in continuing efforts to increase traffic safety awareness and education, plus to emphasize the importance of obeying traffic laws to reduce traffic crashes, injuries and death on Lee County roads.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a Port Charlotte man was critically hurt in a golf cart crash and the driver was charged with a DUI.
Very often, a News-Press story about a violent death is illustrated with a mug shot of the victim, for antisocial people have a tendency to suffer violent deaths. This one, a piece written by Thomas Stewart, was different; it was illustrated with a photo, possibly a graduation photo, of a beautiful, charming, smiling young woman, a woman who had lost her life by driving while drunk.
If arrested while driving a commercial vehicle, you may have your license taken away but be given a temporary driving permit. A Commerical Drivers License (CDL) is necessary to legally operate commercial vehicles such as tow trucks, buses and tractor trailers. If you have had your CDL revoked as a result of a DUI charge, you will want it reinstated as soon as possible as your income is at stake and your job depends on it.
Forgiveness and prayer. That's what a Cape Coral father says about his feelings toward the driver of a truck that crashed into his daughter's school bus today.
Charges involving criminal traffic violations and driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs need to be taken seriously. Convictions on charges like these involve stiff fines, the loss of your driver's license, potential jail time and a permanent record.