Drunk Drivers In Florida Are Out Of Control
There are few things more irresponsible in life than getting behind the wheel of a vehicle while intoxicated. Unfortunately, this is a common situation in Florida. These drunk drivers face considerable legal consequences for their actions – including fines, incarceration, and suspended licenses. But the people who suffer the most consequences are those who are injured by these drunk drivers.
If you were injured by a drunk driver in Florida, you have every right to explore your legal options. Often, hiring a lawyer is the only way to pursue adequate compensation for your injuries. A personal injury lawyer can help you pursue a settlement, and you can use this settlement to pay for medical expenses, missed wages, PTSD, emotional distress, and much more.
Florida Teen Drives Drunk 70 Miles Over Speed Limit
On May 29th, it was reported that a teen in Clearwater had been arrested for driving 100 miles per hour in a 30-mile-per-hour zone (1). During this reckless incident, the teen crashed his car on numerous occasions. When he was finally stopped by police, it became clear that he was extremely intoxicated. He had slurred speech, dilated eyes, body tremors, and a BAC of .13. He faced numerous charges, including DUI, possession of a controlled substance, and racing on a highway. Amazingly, no one was seriously injured.
Buccaneers Player Booked for DUI
On May 30th, it was reported that Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver had been arrested for a DUI (2). He was apparently driving at high speeds while weaving through lanes at about 5 AM in the morning.
Man Threatens to Shoot Up a Bar Before Committing DUI
On May 25th, it was reported that a man had been arrested for a DUI after threatening to shoot deputies in Monroe County (3). First, an incident occurred at a bar in the Florida Keys, which saw this individual become violent. He was asked to leave, which infuriated the man and caused him to threaten to shoot everyone at the bar. After leaving, the individual got in his car and drove away. He then failed a sobriety test after being stopped by police. It was his fifth DUI within 10 years.
Man Operating “Tiki Hut” Boat Arrested for BUI
Man driving a floating Tiki Hut was arrested for a BUI on May 27th (4). The incident occurred on the Miami river, and the floating bar was carrying seven passengers at the time. In addition to being charged with boating under the influence, the Tiki Hut captain was also cited for operating an illegal, uninspected passenger vessel.
Enlist the Help of a Qualified Attorney Today
For help from a skilled Orlando personal injury attorney, contact Payer Law. Over the years, we have helped numerous injured plaintiffs, including those who have been harmed by drunk drivers. With our assistance, you can pursue a fair, adequate settlement for the damages you have been forced to endure. This can help you cover medical expenses, missed wages, and much more. Get in touch today and book your consultation.