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Colts Player Charged with DUI

Florida NFL fans may have heard that David Parry, a member of the Indianapolis Colts, was charged with driving under the influence, resisting arrest, criminal damage, suspicion of robbery and auto theft after an incident that occurred on Feb. 25.

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Michael Floyd Sentenced for His DUI Conviction

Florida NFL fans likely remember when Michael Floyd, the former wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals, was charged with a DUI last fall after the Cardinals lost to the Miami Dolphins. Floyd entered a guilty plea to the DUI charge and was sentenced to 120 days, with 24 days to be spent in jail and 96 days to be served on home arrest.

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Proposed Bill Targets Drivers Who Refuse DUI Tests

Under current law, Florida motorists who refuse to take a chemical test after being suspected of driving under the influence may have their licenses suspended for a period of time. Republican Senator David Simmons thinks that this penalty is not strong enough, and he has proposed a bill that would increase the penalties for refusing DUI tests.

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Woman Receives Multiple Charges

A 40-year-old Gainesville woman was taken into custody by the Florida Highway Patrol on Feb. 7 for multiple offenses. They included suspicion of drunk driving, leaving a scene of a vehicle accident and filing a false report.

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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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