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August 21, 2017

Jacksonville Police Officer Faces Serious DUI Charges

Off-duty Jacksonville police officer Carl Edwin Frederick has been arrested and charged with DUI after having been pulled over and registering a blood alcohol content BAC of over twice the legal limit of .08. Frederick admitted to police officers at the scene that he was a “7 out of 10” for impairment. Incriminating factors that led police to suspect Frederick had been drinking were observing blood shot eyes, and more importantly, an open container of alcohol on the front seat of his vehicle. The police were notified of a vehicle driving recklessly veering right and left and jerking back onto […]
August 21, 2017

Tiger Woods and Florida’s DUI Diversion Programs

Recently, Tiger Woods was found at 2:00 am in his Mercedez Benz, unconscious and parked precariously on the side of the road. The car had damage to the right driver’s side although Woods denied having been in an accident. Woods was charged with DUI and blood toxicology testing revealed that he had recently used marijuana, two pain killers, and sedatives. The tests found the active ingredient in marijuana, THC and Woods also had taken Vicodin, Dilaudid, Xanax and Ambien. Woods is expected to take a plea to a lesser charge of reckless driving in return for his entering Palm Beach […]
August 9, 2017

Jacksonville’s Brittan Motter Charged With DUI Child Neglect

Florida criminal code has a special designation When children are found in the car of someone who is driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. DUI child neglect is a very serious Florida crime that when convicted carries serious consequences. Last Friday, August 4, 2017, Brittan Motter of Jacksonville was arrested for driving while under the influence of heroin. Motter’s car was still in drive when the police arrived to find her unconscious and unresponsive. In the back seat of the car were Motter 2 young toddlers. Motter has been charged with DUI child neglect and driving with a […]
August 9, 2017

Man crashes into store allegedly DUI

There is no predicting what terrible thing could happen should a person that is intoxicated get behind the wheel of a car. According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Michael Inciso, 32, of Atlantic Beach Florida crashed his red Chevy compact into the front of a retail store, AshleGyre at the corner of Atlantic Boulevard and 3rd Street adjacent to Jimmy John’s which was also damaged. Inciso was charged with DUI, DUI property damage, failure to stop at a red light and reckless driving. Inciso also ran a red light and drove completely through a parking lot before striking the storefront […]
July 26, 2017

Don’t Help the Police Arrest You

If Florida police have a reasonable suspicion that a crime has been committed they can pull your motor vehicle to the side of the road. You may have committed another traffic offense as minor as failing to use your turn signal, or have been driving recklessly. Both are valid reasons to pull you over. Other reasons could be a DUI checkpoint or maybe you were involved in an automobile accident. In any of these encounters with the law, if the police suspect you have been drinking or are under the influence of marijuana or other drugs, you may be asked […]
July 18, 2017

4 Jackson Florida Boaters Charged With BUI

While the Florida Highway Patrol monitor our Florida highways looking to make possible DUI arrests, most boating under the influence (BUI) arrests are made by The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and occur in the no wake zone or at the dock. According to News 4, Jacksonville on the web page, http://www.news4jax.com/news/fwc-arrests-4-on-dui-charges, “Donnie Perron, Teri Sapp and Derek Booth were arrested at the Wayne Stevens Boat Ramp on the Ortega River when officers said they each showed signs of impairment. James Willman was arrested near Adventure Landing after officers said he was sped through a no-wake zone on the […]
July 12, 2017

Gilberto Fontanez Gomez Faces DUI Manslaughter

When you are driving an automobile you have the potential to cause bodily harm and death to others. That is the primary reason that law enforcement officers take drunk driving so seriously as they view their job as that of saving lives. Along those lines, we know that the police often overstep their authority or cut corners and many innocent individuals are caught in their net of over-zealous law enforcement. Penalties for causing injury or death to others when convicted of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol can be long prison terms and large fines. The other day, […]
July 4, 2017

Florida Marijuana DUI

Just last week the state of Nevada became the latest state to legalize marijuana for recreational as well as medicinal purposes. In the state of Florida, possession of marijuana is legal for medicinal purposes but is still a criminal offense for recreational use. Driving while under the influence of marijuana is a crime that carries the same severe penalties as driving under the influence of alcohol. Marijuana DUI is not as easily detectable by Florida police who will look for bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and an unsteady gate when you walk. When an officer pulls you over they are also […]