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How a Breathalyzer Result Might Be Inaccurate

Florida motorists who take a Breathalyzer test after being pulled over might think that the results of the test will be dispositive. However, those whose Breathalyzer tests show that they are not over the legal alcohol limit might still be convicted of drunk driving while others might fail but be acquitted.

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What Happens to Your CDL License if You Get a DUI?

While the consequences for driving under the influence are hefty for any driver, operators of commercial vehicles in Florida face stricter punishments than those of passenger cars. Since large trucks are so much bigger and heavier than other vehicles on the road, lawmakers want their drivers to be extra cautious to prevent accidents.

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Obama Commutes Hundreds of Drug Sentences

Some Florida residents might be among the 330 whose drug sentences were commuted at the end of the Obama presidency. The commutations, made by Obama on his final full day in office, totaled more on one day that at any other time in history.

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Auto-Brewery Syndrome Causes Intoxication without Drinking

Florida residents may recall a strange drunk driving case from late 2015 that involved a New York woman who had a blood alcohol level of .40 percent even though she had not consumed any alcohol. The charges against the woman were dismissed after it was revealed that she suffered from a rare medical condition called auto-brewery syndrome.

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Florida Man Placed on Administrative Leave Following DUI Stop

A 61-year-old Florida man has been placed on administrative leave by the City of North Port following an alleged drunk driving incident on Jan. 6. The man, who holds a senior position with the city’s Department of Neighborhood Development Services, was taken into custody after deputies with the Sarasota Sheriff’s Office determined that he was driving while under the influence of alcohol.

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Fewer People Are Driving Drunk According to Survey

According to data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, fewer people in Florida and in the rest of the nation are driving while they are drunk. The most recently available data comes from 2014 and shows that the self-reported drunk driving and drugged driving rates have fallen since 2002.

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Man in Santa Costume Accused of Drug Possession

Sheriff’s deputies in Florida took a man dressed as Santa Claus into custody for drug charges on Dec. 19. The man was stopped in Jacksonville after he was seen repeatedly taking items out of a U-Haul truck and walking away.

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Scientists Prove Auto-Brewery Syndrome

While it may sound like science fiction, researchers are beginning to find that there is a condition that causes some people to produce alcohol in their guts. This phenomenon is referred to as Auto-Brewery Syndrome and has given doctors, lawmakers and scientists an entirely new perspective on certain cases of drunk driving.

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Synthetic Drug Makers Seek to Stay Ahead of The Law

Florida residents will have likely read news reports in recent months about the dangers posed by synthetic drugs with street names like spice and bath salts. Drug makers who want to avoid lengthy prison sentences sometimes alter the way that illegal substances are made in order to skirt U.S. laws.

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NFL Player Charged with Drunk Driving After Florida Game

Many Florida football fans watched the Miami Dolphins beat the Arizona Cardinals by 26 to 23 on Dec. 11. Shortly after his team flew home from the game, 27-year-old Cardinals receiver Michael Floyd was booked for DUI charges in Arizona. The incident took place at 2:48 a.m. on Dec. 12.

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