Drivers might be familiar with the sudden nervous gut drop that accompanies the realization that the police are pulling you over. Sometimes, a driver may not know why the police are signaling to stop. In Florida, police are cracking down on violations like speeding and DUI.
Innocent until proved guilty is the law of the land, but one Florida woman recently learned that an employer may not always be so patient. Being accused of DUI can affect a person before his or her case has even been adjudicated. She now faces charges in court and has become unemployed at the same time.
Florida residents may be fans of the WWE, which provides viewers with a unique experience branded as sports entertainment. Each week, thousands of Americans tune in to watch the flagship programs Smackdown and Raw, and many fans enjoy cheering for their favorite performers. This week, both Smackdown and RAW were filmed in front of a live crowd in Florida, and one performer, though victorious in the ring, was later arrested for DUI.
Florida residents may be among the throngs of Americans that enjoy riding ATVs. These recreational vehicles can be a fun way to travel off the main roads. Teens especially may enjoy the thrill of driving, away from the pressure of traffic on the roads. Many people may not be aware that laws about driving under the influence still apply when operating an ATV, and now a Florida teen is facing DUI charges.
Usually, Florida police officers are the ones making the traffic stops. Recently, one officer got a taste of the "other side" when he was involved in an accident while off-duty. Fortunately, he knew his rights, and the story serves as a reminder to all persons accused of DUI to protect their rights during these situations.
Drinking and driving is a bad idea and puts innocent people at risk. Many times, a driver ultimately accused of DUI gets stopped by Florida law enforcement for speeding or erratic driving that appears suspicious or dangerous. Certainly, such police actions are meant to keep the driver and the general public safer.
Though the winter months are commonly referred to as "the holiday season," law enforcement has given these weeks another moniker. "DUI season" is upon us, and Florida law enforcement is in high alert as they attempt to spot drivers who may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Though statistics do indicate that the winter months yield a higher number of DUI arrests, some of the accused may be victims of overzealous police action.
Florida drivers are likely aware that driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is against the law and can result in serious charges. Sometimes, drivers may not be thinking clearly because they have something else on their mind. Recently, a young man was excited to be out with friends celebrating his birthday when an accident left him facing charges of DUI.
Florida residents may be familiar with a popular television series that gives viewers a first-person view of police officers on duty. Viewers tune in each week to see officers respond to calls, enforce the law and help people in need. Though certainly, police officers are often the first representatives of law enforcement, officers themselves are not immune from prosecution. One officer who appears on such a show is being fired amid allegations of DUI.
Florida drivers would probably agree that it is a good idea to make an effort to avoid drinking and driving. DUI laws vary from state to state, and it can sometimes be difficult to gauge how close a driver is to the legal limit. Many times, drivers may feel as if they are perfectly capable of operating a vehicle, and they do not suspect they are intoxicated by legal standard.