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.
DUI manslaughter charges may be coming against an Oldsmar woman police believe was driving drunk when she hit and killed a motorcyclist. The woman’s DNA has been taken in an attempt to prove she was the DUI driver behind the wheel.
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 Florida Department of Law Enforcement had chemists look at a blood sample from David Lanier following a deadly car accident in St. Cloud, Florida. The FDLE investigation led to DUI manslaughter charges being dropped as the tests could not determine the amount of cocaine in the driver’s system. That didn’t stop prosecutors from running […]
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 […]
Okevin Moradian has been charged with vehicular homicide, DUI manslaughterand refusal to submit to a DUI test in the death of an Orlando corrections officer. Jason Clay Russo was thrown from his motorcycle and killed after a 1996 Lexus crossed into his path. Moradian is in jail on $10,250 bond and there is no mention […]
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 […]
An erratic driver on U.S. 19 was boxed in by a group of concerned citizens in Port Richey while they waited for the Florida Highway Patrol to arrive on the scene. When the FHP got to the car they found 26-year-old Sharon Dizon attempting to light a cigarette and struggling to get out of her […]
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 […]