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.
Ronald Judson Smith is on trial for eight charges stemming from an alleged drunk driving accident that killed a 7-year-old girl. According to police, Smith was driving with a suspended license from a previous DUI when he ran a red light and crashed into a Ford Mustang. Smith is facing charges of DUI manslaughter, DUI […]
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 […]
Earlier today we told you that authorities suspected drunk driving in a fatal crash in Clearwater early this morning. Now Bay News 9 is reporting DUI manslaughter charges have been filed against 32-year-old Nicole Marina Scholl. Scholl’s passenger Anthony Steven Campaign was killed instantly when she lost control of her car and struck a power […]
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” […]
Orlando drunk drivers beware. The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that a DUI checkpoint will be up and running Saturday March 12 from 9:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. on West Colonial Drive. The DUI checkpoint will be operated by the FHP and Orlando and Ocoee Police. The goal is to get drunk drivers off Orlando streets […]
A woman has been charged with DUI in Venice, careless driving and DUI with property damage after she ran into five Cadillacs at a Florida car dealership. According to ABC Action News, Susan Barnes’s 1992 Buick went airborne and came to rest on the hood of one of the five cars she hit. Florida Highway […]