Drunk Driver Accidents | Orlando Accident & Injury Blog
A community is mourning the tragic death of a beloved Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputy who was killed on Wednesday, February 17th, 2021, while attempting to deploy stop sticks in order to end a high-speed chase with a suspected drunk driver along East Lake Road and Forelock Road in north Pinellas County.
An employee with the Polk County Public Schools is currently facing charges after they were involved in an auto accident while driving a pickup truck on Sunday, January 31st. Current reports on the incident suggest that it took place close to 4:00 in the afternoon on the day in question. At this time, a 45-year-old Lake Wales resident was behind the wheel of a black Chevy Silverado truck and traveling down Lake Mabel Loop Road. The reports did not incite where this person was coming from, but based on the following events it is believed that they had consumed a fair amount of alcohol while at this location.
A 31-year-old Highland City man has been arrested and charged with two counts of DUI manslaughter for his direct connection to a fatal drunk driver accident that occurred back on November 20th, 2020, which subsequently killed two men, according to the latest developments in the case reported by officials with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
A man was arrested and charged with a DUI as well as property damage after crashing into a patrol car belonging to the Florida Highway Patrol while the officer in charge of the vehicle was assisting other FHP members in directing traffic after a fatal head on crash within Orange County. Reports from the Florida Highway Patrol stated that the officers had driven to Hoffner Avenue shortly before 10:00 p.m. after reports of a violent drunk driver accident involving three vehicles.
According to preliminary collision reports from the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) and other participating law enforcement agencies in Orlando, a 31-year-old drunk driver plowed his vehicle through the crime scene of a fatal two-car collision along Hoffner Avenue late Friday evening. Arresting officers have indicated that the Brevard County resident was nearly four times the legal intoxication limit at the time of his arrest following the accident.
A months-long manhunt came to a conclusion on Thursday, August 27th, 2020, after the Leesburg Police Department arrested a 33-year-old man whom they believe caused a tragic fatal car accident last Christmas Eve which claimed the lives of three individuals.
Authorities with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office have started an in-depth investigation into a drunk driving accident involving multiple vehicles that occurred on August 12th, 2020. Early police reports indicate that the suspect who allegedly caused the chain-reaction collision is a longtime public official for the city of Oldsmar.
A firefighter with the Lake County Fire Rescue team is at the center of a DUI investigation within the city of Eustis. Reports from the Eustis Police Department stated that it was sometime close to 1:00 in the morning on Saturday, June 7th, when they began to receive reports of a minor collision involving a Ford Mustang. The calls reaching the police department indicated that the Mustang was stuck on a curb. The reports did not indicate what area of the city the curb was in nor along which road the Mustang was traveling before it became immobilized. What we do know is that the person behind the wheel of the mustang was employed as a firefighter within Lake County.
Deputies within Polk County are investigating a drunk driver accident that took place on the morning of Tuesday, the 12th of May. The incident took place sometime before 10:00 a.m. and involved a single vehicle. Behind the wheel of this vehicle was a 37-year-old individual. In the car with her was a 4-year-old child. At the time of this writing, the driver is facing DUI charges, among other things.
On January 8th, police within Haines City were called to the scene of an accident involving a truck and a car being used by an Uber driver. Now, more than two months later, the investigation into the incident has resulted in the arrest of the driver on charges of vehicular manslaughter as well as a DUI.