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Maserati gets stuck on Florida beach

COCOA BEACH, Fla. Fox 35 Orlando- A Florida man was arrested after police say he was driving drunk behind the wheel of a Maserati that ended up getting stuck on the beach after the driver attempted to elude an officer. Jeremy Goldman, 37, of Geneva, was charged with reckless driving, DUI, resisting officer without violence, fleeing with disregard for the safety of others, and driving with a suspended license. According to the Cocoa Beach Police Department, an officer clocked Goldman ... Read More »

Man arrested pedaling bike while intoxicated

A man was arrested for DUI on a bicycle on April 14 on the small resort island of Sanibel, off the southwest coast of Florida. Police say he was riding without lights, which caused them to stop him. Read the rest of the news item here. A lot of folks wonder if DUI on a bicycle is even an arrestable offense in Florida. The short answer is YES. The Florida Third District Court of Appeals ruled in State v. Howard, ... Read More »

Florida Legislature Tinkers with Refusals and Ignition Interlock Devices

The Florida Legislature, motto: “We never saw a due process right we wouldn’t trample on”, has proposed legislation which would require the installation of an ignition interlock device immediately after a driver refuses to submit to a breath test. HB197/SB296 read, in pertinent part: “The person shall be told that his or her failure to submit to any lawful test of his or her breath will, for a first refusal, result in the suspension of the person’s privilege to operate ... Read More »

Phillies pitcher charged with DUI after allegedly crashing into wall in Pinellas County, Florida

(Mugshot: Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office) BELLEAIR BLUFFS, Fla. (WFLA) — A minor league baseball player was arrested Saturday after crashing his vehicle while under the influence, according to Pinellas County deputies. 23 year old, Konnor Ash was sitting outside his vehicle when deputies arrived. The crash caused $20,000 in damages, reportedly. Ash suffered minor injuries but required stitches for his facial wounds. Read rest of article here. ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– Young Mr. Ash’s statements, admitting to driving may be protected and inadmissible ... Read More »

Deputies arrest man for DUI following fiery crash in Fort Lauderdale

Photo from WPLG 10 and Broward County Sheriff’s Office Authorities in Broward County have made an arrest following a fiery traffic crash that happened Saturday morning. According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, a call came in at approximately 5 a.m. Saturday regarding a crash near the 1100 block of South State Road 7 in North Lauderdale. North Lauderdale Fire Rescue workers and BSO deputies responded and found two vehicles that had crashed and subsequently caught fire. Fire crews quickly extinguished ... Read More »

(Suspected) Drunk driver runs red light, slams into Hillsborough deputy

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputy was injured after being hit by a drunk driver in Tampa on Sunday. According to a release from the sheriff’s office, the crash happened just after 6 a.m. at North Dale Mabry Highway and Ehrlich Road. The deputy was on his way to his patrol location and stopped at the intersection. The deputy was taken to the hospital with an upper-body injury, according to the sheriff’s office. The occupants of ... Read More »

Pro Wrestler Jeff Hardy Facing Felony DUI

Volusia County Division Of Corrections booking photo shows Jeff Hardy. Pro wrestler Jeff Hardy was arrested for driving under the influence and other charges in Volusia County, Florida earlier this month. Court records reflect that Hardy is charged with a felony DUI (3rd within 10 years) as well as driving with a suspended license. Hardy, 44, was stopped by a Florida Highway Patrol trooper after receiving calls about an impaired driver on I-95 near Daytona Beach. Hardy wrestled in the ... Read More »

16-year-old Ocala boy arrested on DUI manslaughter charge

File photo of Florida Highway Patrol cruiser (WJXT 2020) OCALA, Fla. ClickOrlando.com – A 16-year-old Ocala boy was arrested Friday on DUI manslaughter charges in connection with a January crash in Citrus County that killed an 18-year-old Florida woman, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The FHP said Antonio Villalbazo was taken to the Citrus County Jail and faces charges of DUI manslaughter, DUI with serious injury, possession of cocaine, driving without a driver’s license resulting in death and vehicular homicide. ... Read More »

WWE Hall of Famer “Sunny” Accused in Deadly Florida DUI Crash

By The Associated Press • Published May 9, 2022 • Updated on May 9, 2022 at 10:41 am Photo: Ormond Beach Police Department A World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Famer is accused in the DUI death of man in a traffic crash earlier this year, authorities said. Tamara “Sunny” Sytch was arrested Friday night at the Hard Rock Hotel in Daytona Beach, according to a social media post by the Ormond Beach Police Department. The March 25 crash in Ormond ... Read More »

Driver arrested on DUI manslaughter charges: Crash killed 2 high school students waiting at bus stop

(Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office) South Florida Sun-Sentinel  (April 6, 2022) After the death of two Royal Palm Beach Community High School students, the man accused of driving under the influence and up onto a sidewalk, slamming into a group of teenagers who were waiting for their school bus, has been arrested. Angel Antonio Lopez, 57, of Royal Palm Beach, is facing two counts of DUI manslaughter, two counts of vehicular homicide, one count of driving under the influence causing ... Read More »