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DUI manslaughter charges follows pickup vs. van crash on I-75

Florida drivers who are accused of impaired driving may face serious charges, especially in accidents that cause serious injury or death. There will be no time to waste, and defense options will likely be the primary concern. This might be the case for a 30-year-old driver who faces DUI manslaughter charges after he allegedly caused a fatality in a recent crash.

Alleged impaired boat operator will not face criminal charges

The family of a deceased 22-year-old university graduate who drowned in an airboat accident in Florida last May cannot understand why the operator of the vessel cannot be held responsible for their daughter's death. Prosecutors recently determined that no criminal charges could be brought against the boat operator. This ruling was despite the fact that he allegedly had an excessively high level of THC in his blood, indicating impairment by marijuana.

DUI suspect tries to order burrito in Bank of America drive-thru

A Florida man found himself at the drive-thru branch of the Bank of America instead of Taco Bell as he might have intended. Reportedly, this also led to a DUI arrest. According to an incident report, a deputy of Hernando County responded to the bank from where the call was received. The manager reported a suspected drunk driver who allegedly fell asleep while sitting in a vehicle in the drive-thru lane.

Officers respond to driver reporting his own drunk driving

Driving under the influence is not typically a laughing matter. However, some people might have been amused by a Florida driver who called 911 on New Year's Eve to report his own drunk driving. The sheriff's office in Polk County revealed that this 39-year-old man's arrest brought the total number of drunk driving arrests for December to 30. He is now facing several DUI-related charges.

Florida man faces DUI charges after allegedly causing crash

Charges of impaired driving in Florida are best taken seriously. The consequences of DUI convictions can be severe and life-changing. Along with stiff fines, loss of driving privileges and license suspension, an accused driver may face jail time and end up with a permanent criminal record. A man who was recently arrested after allegedly causing a crash with injuries will likely explore the available options of defense.

DUI charges filed against Florida woman on horse back

An unusual case is unfolding in Florida that involves a Polk County horse owner. According to the sheriff's office, a call came in to report a horse with a seemingly confused rider on a busy road in Lakeland on a recent Thursday afternoon. Deputies responded and pulled over the horse rider. She was arrested for DUI, and she is also facing a misdemeanor charge of animal neglect.

Driver accused of hit and run, DUI with children in car

The Florida Highway Patrol arrested a driver in Volusia County on a recent Tuesday. It was alleged that the man was involved in a hit-and-run incident. He was also accused of DUI with children in his vehicle. According to an official report, witnesses saw the man leaving the scene of an accident.

Truck driver faces drunk driving charges for fatal January crash

On Jan. 22, a 61-year-old Florida man lost his life in a road accident. In the same crash, his 56-year-old wife and 31-year-old son also died. Now, almost nine months later, a 31-year-old Ocala man has been arrested for causing the fatal drunk driving accident. Reportedly, the deceased man was a congressional candidate in 2016.

Woman accused of drunk driving had unrestrained toddler in car

Failing a breathalyzer test is likely any driver's worst nightmare. When there is also an unrestrained toddler in the car, it could lead to even more severe charges. Florida drivers who are arrested for drunk driving may not know what will happen next and how to defend him or herself against the accusations. Fortunately, nobody needs to do this without help.

Driver charged with DUI in his own driveway

Drivers in most states will know that it is illegal to have open alcoholic beverage containers in their cars, although laws vary from state to state. However, those in Florida may not realize that they can be charged with DUI if their passengers have unsealed alcohol containers in the vehicle. Furthermore, it is even unlawful for drivers and passengers to have open alcohol containers while they are seated in or on parked vehicles in areas accessible to the public -- not restricted to roads.

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