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Justin Bieber Reflects on 7th Anniversary of Miami DUI Arrest: ‘I was hurting’

Jan. 23, 2021, 8:51 PM EST / Source: TODAY By Francesca Gariano Instagram (Justin Beiber Official Page) Justin Bieber is reflecting seven years after his arrest in Miami Beach on Jan. 23, 2014. Beiber was charged with DUI, resisting arrest without violence, and an expired driver’s license. The 26-year-old singer admitted that he was not proud of where he was in his life at age 19 sharing a photo of his arrest on Instagram, above, using the caption to look ... Read More »

Florida Woman Asleep at the Wheel, Arrested for DUI Near Ditch

GREENWOOD, Fla.(dothaneagle.com) – After falling asleep at the wheel with a beer can in her hand, a Greenwood, Florida woman almost rolled her truck into a ditch, Jackson County Sherriff’s Office said. Erica Nicole Cobb, 35, was later charged with a DUI (alcohol). Early Sunday morning, officers were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle parked in the middle of Highway 71 in the Greenwood area. Upon arrival, deputies found a Dodge pickup truck roadway with the engine running.  Read More. To ... Read More »

Boca Raton Physician Jailed On DUI Charge

BY: ANDREW COLTON | EDITOR AND PUBLISHER Copyright ©2021 MetroDesk Media LLC BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Boca Raton Physician Michael Baskin, MD, was jailed early Friday morning on a DUI charge. According to a police report reviewed by BocaNewsNow.com, Dr. Baskin sped by an officer sitting in his car in the 800 block of South Federal Highway just after midnight. Baskin, according to the police report, flew by the officer at 60 miles per hour in a 35 mph ... Read More »

More U.S. Teens Driving While High

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News, U.S. News and World Report, Copyright © 2021 HealthDay) — America’s roads are notoriously unsafe on New Year’s Eve, and a new study shows that marijuana legalization could be making the situation even worse. Almost half of teenagers who regularly use pot admit they’ve gotten behind the wheel while stoned, a new study in JAMA Network Open reveals.  Read More. A DUI offense is not limited to a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above the ... Read More »

Florida Legalizes Medical Cannabis Edibles

On August 27, 2020, Florida legalized edible medical marijuana. This significant law broadens the THC options available to qualified patients as well as provides alternatives to smoking medical marijuana, which was legalized in 2019. THC is the psychoactive compound in cannabis (marijuana) that provides treatment benefits for patients suffering from certain medical conditions. It comes in various forms, including edibles, which are cannabis-infused foods and beverages. Florida’s new edible medical marijuana law includes the following rules: No primary or bright colors in ... Read More »

Florida Breath Testers Not Registered

Stephen Daniels of DUI UNDO Consultants has announced a new challenge he discovered while spending time trolling the Florida Administrative Rules regarding breath testing in Florida.  Under Florida Administrative Code section 11D-8 which covers the testing of substances for alcohol in DUI cases, an evidentary breath test instrument must be registered prior to use.  The rules under 11D8-004(4) state that Department Inspectors shall be employed… to register evidentary breath test instruments…  Until the last 30 registrations, all breath test instruments ... Read More »

Florida Man Goes Through DUI Checkpoint Without Saying A Word

In order to avoid an incorrect assertion of a person’s speech being slurred or the smell of alcohol or drugs wafting from the car at a DUI checkpoint, a man in Florida tested out a novel approach. Jeff Gray put his license, registration, and insurance information in a plastic bag out his window with a message from Fair DUI: “I remain silent No searches I want my lawyer” Apart from a few strange glances, Jeff made it through the checkpoint ... Read More »

More Problems with the Alcohol Testing Program in Florida

For years, the State of Florida Alcohol Testing Program, a division of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement has been denying that they possessed the software used in the Intoxilyzer 8000 in Florida.  When the Intoxilyzer 8000 first starting being used in Florida the software in it was version 8100.26.  Many judges throughout the State ordered FDLE to disclose the software in their possession.  In response the State allegedly sent all copies of the software back to CMI, the manufacturer ... Read More »

Proposed Changes to Florida’s DUI Laws May Limit Defenses.

House Bill 299 is a 96 page proposed amendment to Florida DUI Laws. There are numerous proposed changes which will be discussed in future posts, but the subject of today’s post is the proposal that makes it illegal to have a breath or blood concentration of .08 or higher at any time after driving. According to House Bill 299 a person can be convicted of DUI if, “[t]he person has an alcohol concentration of .08 or more grams of alcohol ... Read More »

Florida switches from Frye to Daubert

Beginning July 1, 2013 Florida law changed.  Florida had been using the Frye standard; however, we have now switched to what is known as the Daubert standard.  The Daubert standard comes from the Supreme Court’s 1993 decision in Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The old standard, Frye, focused on the underlying scientific principles looking to see if they are sufficiently established and have gained general acceptance in their field.  Florida’s new law is found in section 90.702 which was ... Read More »