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May 2017 Archives

3 types of sobriety tests law enforcement may use

Law enforcement officers are constantly under pressure to meet quotas and catch anybody on the road who they may perceive as unsafe. The result is an enthusiasm for making DUI arrests that may prioritize an officer’s objective over a suspect’s rights. Nonetheless, they will typically make arrests on the grounds of certain evidence. The following are several different types of sobriety tests that you may undergo if you have been stopped on suspicion of a DUI.

Man charged receiving $600,000 worth of meth paste in the mail

It was reported on May 3 that a 30-year-old man living in a Florida mobile home was arrested for trafficking meth after he had pottery made with meth paste shipped to him. Authorities said the man was taken into custody after he unknowingly enlisted an undercover officer to assist with turning the meth paste into a drug that could be sold.

Mandatory ignition interlock devices and traffic safety

Florida is not one of the states that has a mandatory requirement for an ignition interlock device if a person is convicted of drunk driving. However, a study that appeared in the "American Journal of Preventive Medicine" found that mandatory ignition interlock laws reduced alcohol-related traffic fatalities. As of March 2016, there were 26 states with mandatory laws. Others only require them on second offenses, if the BAC is above a certain level or at the discretion of the judge.