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Florida store clerks call cops, leading to a drunk driving arrest

A Florida man is now facing some serious legal problems after his trip to an ice cream shop on a recent Monday evening. Police say they took the man into custody on suspicion of drunk driving. The situation began when workers called police because they noticed the man's vehicle was damaged when he pulled into the store's parking lot.  

Protect your rights if you face drunk driving charges in Florida

If a Florida police officer pulls you over and asks you to step out of your vehicle, chances are he or she suspects that you've been drinking. Facing drunk driving charges is definitely no small matter, as penalties under conviction can be quite severe. However, merely being accused of driving under the influence of alcohol is not a constitution of guilt.  

Drunk driving arrests down thanks to rideshares

Bars, clubs and restaurants are a significant source of income in Florida. While these establishments make their money from admission prices, food or other sales, a significant amount of their income comes from the sale of alcohol. Unfortunately, with the sale of alcohol come drunk driving arrests. However, DUI arrests are down in recent years thanks to a variety of factors such as rideshares and police presence. 

Drinking while stopped versus drunk driving

Inebriated individuals are sometimes unable to properly think through a situation, which can sometimes lead to trouble. Actions that make sense to a drunk individual may not, in fact, be a good idea to a sober individual. A man was arrested for drunk driving in Florida, but he claimed that he was not drinking and driving because he was only drinking when the car was stopped. 

Woman released on bond after being arrested for drunk driving

People sometimes behave strangely while under the influence of alcohol, but sometimes, there are other contributing factors. This might include medications that a person has taken or a stressful situation with which the person is trying to deal. Florida authorities arrested a woman for drunk driving after witnessing her supposedly strange behavior. 

Woman faces multiple drunk driving charges after 2 are injured

Drivers across the country have been involved in their share of rear-end collisions. Many times, these accidents only result in minor injuries, but sometimes, these collisions can be the catalyst for a more serious accident. A woman in Florida now faces multiple drunk driving charges after being involved in a collision that resulted in the injury of two nearby pedestrians. 

Woman accused of drunk driving with a child in the car

Alcohol affects people in a variety of different ways. Some become overly reckless and careless, while others attempt to be overly cautious. However, actions that an impaired individual believes to be cautious or safe might actually be just as dangerous as more typically reckless behaviors. A mother in Florida was accused of drunk driving after police stopped her on a busy roadway. 

Authorities caution against drunk driving as spring break nears

Spring break season is here. Many Florida hotels and attractions will be or already are overrun with students and their friends or families from all over the country. Authorities are encouraging residents and tourists alike to avoid drunk driving charges by designating a sober driver or by ensuring that they have another ride home.

Drunk driving alleged against mother

It isn't unusual for people to make poor decisions while under the influence of alcohol. Some become giddy while others become almost violently angry. These emotional reactions can be magnified by stressful situations or poor decisions. A mother in Florida was recently arrested and accused of drunk driving with a child in the car as well as other crimes after she supposedly experienced what some might call an emotional outburst.

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