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Blood Tests in DUI Incidents Resulting in Crashes

Under Florida Law, 316.1933 (1) (a) if a Law Enforcement Officer has probable cause to believe that a motor vehicle driven by or in the actual physical control of a person under the influence of alcoholic beverages, any chemical substances, or any controlled substances has caused the death or serious bodily injury of a human being, a law enforcement officer shall require the person driving or in actual physical control of the motor vehicle to submit to a test of the person’s blood for the purpose of determining the alcoholic content thereof or the presence of chemical substances as set forth in Florida Statute 877.11or any substance controlled under Florida Statute 893. The law enforcement officer may use reasonable force if necessary to require such person to submit to the… […]

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Charges of DUI With Property Damage

Charges of DUI With Property Damage

Jessica Marksz needed a drink. That, she told Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies, was why she had left her car and walked to a nearby Publix Super Market on Thursday after a crash in which she is alleged to have driven the wrong way down a one-way street and hit a car. Deputies weren’t impressed, especially when one caught up with her picking up a bottle of wine. They arrested her on charges of DUI with property damage and leaving the scene of an accident. She was released later that day from the Palm Beach County Jail after on $3,000 bond. Every year, impaired motorists cost U.S. taxpayers an estimated $51 billion dollars in drunk driving property damage. With such staggering statistics, it’s no surprise that lawmakers are under enormous… […]

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