The Florida Times Union reports on a crash earlier this month that left two teens critically injured. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, responders brought both teens, who are 14 and 17 years old, to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. The boys had been riding as passengers in a Ford Explorer when it ran out of gas, and they got out to push the vehicle off the road and onto the shoulder.
A 54-year-old man who was driving a Chrysler Pacifica struck the boys at around 11:25 p.m., pinning one of the victims under his car and throwing the other off the road entirely. The driver of the Explorer, a 39-year-old-woman, and her other 21-year-old passenger sustained minor injuries in the accident.
Police have charged the man who crashed into them with two counts of DUI that caused serious bodily injury, one count of DUI subsequent felony, two counts of DUI causing property damage, careless driving and a refusal to take a blood test. State records indicate police had charged the driver with DUI back in 1994. No other cases were listed for the state of Florida, and other records were not available immediately following the crash.
DUI Offenders Still Have Rights
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Here is another Florida DUI report that is making headlines:
Pregnant Woman Charged with DUI While 5-Year-Old Daughter Was in the Car
The Daily Mail reports on a pregnant Florida woman whom police arrested and charged with DUI as she was dropping her 5-year-old daughter off at school. According to police, they pulled her over at around 8:15 a.m. in response to a call of reckless driving. They purportedly noticed she had slurred speech and glassy eyes, and they claimed they could smell alcohol on her breath.
The woman took a voluntary blood-alcohol test, and police claim her BAC was .363, which is more than four times the legal limit. They charged her with child neglect, as well as DUI accompanied by a person under 18 years old. The woman, who was 6 weeks pregnant, claimed she had started drinking before she left her house because she was “unhappy.”
Don’t Wait to Speak with a Criminal Lawyer If You Face DUI Charges
If you have been charged with DUI, you still have rights, regardless of what police and other law enforcement officials try to lead you to believe. However, you should never take a DUI charge lightly.
At Leader & Leader, P.A., we have extensive experience in criminal law, as well as a skilled team of highly qualified lawyers. Call us at 954-523-2020 to speak with a criminal attorney in Fort Lauderdale today.