A North Port man has been found guilty by a jury of seven counts including DUI manslaughter and possession of Oxycodone and Xanax. He is facing up to 60 years in prison for the accident that killed a 7-year-old girl.
The Sarasota DUI manslaughter trial of a former high school football coach is getting away from prosecutors. They have now jailed a key witness who is being uncooperative in their prosecution. He happens to be the defendant’s brother.
Florida DUI penalties can be very different in courtrooms around the state. Today in Tampa Bay was a perfect illustration of how DUI penalties differ in Florida courtrooms.
A woman passed out behind the wheel of a running car turned out to be the wife of the mayor of Tavares, Florida and according to police she also turned out to be driving drunk. Sharon Nichols Wolfe was arrested and charged withleaving the scene of an accident and DUI after police found her passed […]
The Sarasota DUI lawyer representing former Braden River High School football coach Josh Hunter on his DUI manslaughter charge has asked the judge in the case to let jurors visit the scene of the accident. The single-car crash that took the life of Doug Garrity took place near Nokomis on an I-75 on-ramp. Hunter’s DUI […]
Palm Beach County DUI defense lawyers failed in their attempt to persuade a panel of seven county judges that the Intoxilyzer 8000 is not an approved instrument in Florida for accurately measuring blood-alcohol levels. The unanimous ruling clears the way for Palm Beach County to proceed in prosecuting more than 400 drunk driving cases. The […]
A Spring Hill man wearing a wristband from an Irish Pub in Tampa was found by police passed out at the wheel of his truck at a McDonalds drive-thru early Thursday morning. Eric M. Spevack was arrested on drunk driving charges according to TampaBay.com after what appears to be a night of celebrating St. Patrick’s […]
According to TBO.com Ramappa admitted to drinking three glasses of wine before he was pulled over. He allegedly told police that was about an hour before his stop. The 70-year-old doctor was released from the Land O’Lakes jail on his own recognizance. The stop took place around 2:00 a.m.
TampaBay.com is reporting that the Florida Highway Patrol will set up a Pasco County DUI checkpoint Friday night from 7:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. The Pasco County Sheriff’s office will join other law enforcement agencies in an attempt to arrest drunk drivers and drivers under the influence of drugs. The checkpoint will be on U.S. Highway […]
A 21-year-old Holiday woman was pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving when she ran a stop sign at 2:00 a.m. Saturday morning. Deputies approached the woman and could smell alcohol on her breath but that wasn’t the only thing they discovered. According to TBO.com Pasco County deputies found a green box with “Rebekah’s pot” […]