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Fugitive from Florida Reportedly Caught in New York

According to law enforcement authorities, a man who was allegedly involved in a Florida drug ring was found in New York on Staten Island after going into hiding for almost a year. The 40-year-old man had apparently been working in automotive shops while he was a fugitive from his Florida charges.

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Roadside Drug ID Tests Producing False Positives

Truckers in Florida may expect normal driving hazards like fog and wet roads, but law enforcement officers and their roadside drug test kits have created a new problem. Some types of tests have gained a bad reputation for inaccuracy because of false positives.

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Do Breath Analyzers Really Work?

When a police officer pulls you over, a breath analyzer test may be administered to check on your intoxication level. While this may give a good indication of whether or not a driver is drunk, there are also factors besides alcohol that can cause your alcohol blood concentration to seem much higher than it actually is.

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More Sentences Commuted for Some Drug Offenders

Detainees in Florida federal prisons who are planning to plead for a sentence reduction under the Obama administration’s 2014 clemency initiative may want to know that the effort is unlikely to continue once President-elect Donald Trump takes office, according to news sources.

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Marijuana, Driving and Breath Testing Needs

With many states addressing marijuana use through legislation and public votes on medical and recreational use, the need for intoxication standards is becoming more urgent. Unfortunately, THC levels in marijuana users may not be as easy to monitor.

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Cocaine Possession Charges for Former NFL Player

Florida NFL fans may be aware that former Cowboys and Panthers player Greg Hardy was taken into custody on Sept. 26 on drug-related charges. He was stopped by police in Dallas, and when they searched his car, they found a bag that had what they believed to be cocaine in it.

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Florida Woman’s Kids Turn in Mom for Allegedly Being Drunk

According to law enforcement officers with the Melbourne Police Department, a 41-year-old Rockledge woman was taken into custody on Halloween after her kids tried to get help for her because she was allegedly drunk. The incident happened in the parking lot of a strip mall located on North Wickham Road.

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The Dangers of Prescription Drug Use

When it comes to drinking and driving, one of the things that can make a bad situation worse is prescription drug use. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of prescription drugs provided or ordered per year hit 2.3 billion during the most recent study of physician offices alone.

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Faulty Drug Test Kit Gets Florida Man Arrested

Safariland, a company that produces roadside drug test kits, and the city of Orlando have been named in a lawsuit brought forward by a man arrested on inaccurate charges of crystal methamphetamine possession. The substance taken from his vehicle and tested during the traffic stop proved to be sugar glaze pieces from Krispy Kreme donuts.

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Ignition Interlock Devices and Florida Law

Drinking and driving is a national concern, and efforts to prevent DUI accidents have spanned many decades. Ignition interlock is an important tool used by officials to prevent repeat offenses by restricting driving activity by an intoxicated individual. To start a vehicle equipped with this system, an individual must breathe into an apparatus that assesses blood alcohol levels. Intoxication should prevent driving.

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