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Three Orange County Deputies Injured in DUI Crash

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on January 10, 2020

Early in the morning on Sunday, January 5th, a drunk driver collision took place within Orange County that prompted numerous deputies with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office to set up a perimeter and direct traffic along Interstate 4. Details of the initial crash that resulted in the presence of the Sheriff’s Deputies are available, but they have been eclipsed somewhat by an accident that took place shortly afterwards that involved several patrol cars as well as a Mercedes.

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Sanford Police Officer Arrested on DUI and Property Damage Charge

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on January 4, 2020

An internal investigation into an officer with the Sanford Police Department is underway after the individual was arrested and charged with a DUI and property damage while driving within the city of Lake Mary. Reports from the Lake Mary Police Department stated that it was on Wednesday, January 1st, that the off-duty officer was pulled over while traveling through Lake Mary. The reports did not offer much information around the precise reasons that the officer was pulled over, and they also failed to state the details around the property damage charge that was leveled at the officer along with the DUI.

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DUI Charges after Car Crashes and Creates Sinkhole in Summerfield

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on March 20, 2019

Alcohol is believed to be the major contributing role to a drunk driver accident that occurred in Summerfield this past Friday, the 15th of March, and resulted in an individual almost being swallowed by a sinkhole. According to reports from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened sometime around 2:00 in the morning, close to the intersection of U.S. 441 and SE 156 Place within the town of Summerfield. The initial call to the emergency center was placed by a woman who had either witnessed the incident or stumbled upon it shortly after it took place. This woman was with her adult son, and the two of them became increasingly concerned about the well-being of the person driving the car.

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Two Pedestrians Killed by Intoxicated Driver in Palm Bay

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on March 5, 2019

Manslaughter charges were issued against an individual from Palm Bay who is being accused of striking and killing two pedestrians on Saturday, March 2nd, while traveling along Palm Bay Road. According to reports from the Palm Bay Police as well as from the West Melbourne Police Department and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened around 12:30 in the morning, when a white 2006 Chevrolet Express van was traveling down Palm Bay Road Northeast.

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Florida Fugitive Involved in Fatal Auto Accident Arrested in Ireland

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on August 31, 2018

An international manhunt that has lasted over a year reached its conclusion this past Tuesday with the apprehension of the man involved in a fatal high-speed auto accident on June 24, 2017 in Highlands County, Florida.

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Driver Issued DUI After Striking FHP Cruiser in Construction Zone

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on August 14, 2018

Early in the morning of Friday, August 10th, a 24-year-old from Orlando was driving their 2016 Honda through a construction zone located along State Road 528 in Orange County. At the same time, a 55-year-old lieutenant in the Florida Highway Patrol, was at work in the construction zone, ensuring that the the construction workers were safe from passing cars.

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DUI Issued to Orlando Driver Who Collided with Utility Pole

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on July 23, 2018

It was very early in the morning on Sunday, July 15th, that a 36-year-old woman began drinking bloody marys at a bar in downtown Orlando called Tanqueray’s. The tradition of drinking bloody marys at breakfast, while not an unusual practice, is also one whose responsibility is somewhat questionable given the fact that many people still need to climb into their cars after the consumption of the drink.

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Orlando Police Officer Arrested on DUI in Edgewood

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on July 23, 2018

Police working within the city of Edgewood were first notified about the dangerous driver at close to 11:30 in the evening of Friday, July 13th. Reports began coming into the station telling the Edgewood Police Department that a person driving a pickup truck was seen driving into a row of bushes as well as traveling in the opposite direction of traffic down a busy road. When officers arrived and located the truck in question, they found that the person driving it was doing so in an erratic and dangerous way, so a traffic stop was initiated.

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DUI Manslaughter Charges for Man Behind Hit-and-Run Death in Orlando

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on June 4, 2018

A 22-year-old traveling through Orlando is facing charges of DUI manslaughter after an incident that took place on Saturday, May 26th, along Universal Boulevard and Destination Parkway. According to reports from the Florida Highway Patrol, the 22-year-old in question was driving down the road when they approached the above-mentioned intersection. At the time of their approach, the light for their lan was red and the traffic before them had stopped in accordance with the law.

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Lowering Legal BAC to Prevent DUI Related Deaths

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on February 9, 2018

A recent report commissioned by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration from a group of renowned scientists with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine has proposed a drastic lowering of the legal threshold for drunk driving. The authors of the report indicate their strong belief that this, as well as several other measures, would dramatically decrease the number of road deaths that happen as a direct result of intoxicated drivers.

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