Wacky DUI Stories from the Broward This Week
Broward DUI Lawyer William Moore defends a lot of DUI cases, from first-time DUI to DUI Manslaughter. Despite the variety of DUI cases an experienced Broward DUI defense attorney handles, there are always new and interesting stories. Read on for a few in the news this week.
A 27-year-old Fort Lauderdale man, Paul Bravo, was arrested in Islamadora in the Keys at 3:00 in the morning on Sunday. Law enforcement officials discovered Bravo driving his 2006 Infiniti on a bike path in a park, rather than on the main road. Bravo indicated that he was driving to his parents’ home. H e also explained his rationale to police: he thought it was better to drive on the bike path because he thought one of his tires might be flat. The police officers who pulled over Bravo administered field sobriety tests, which Bravo failed. He was arrested for DUI and also charged with carrying a concealed firearm, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of cocaine.
Likewise, Bravo’s passenger, Adriana Velasquez, 20, was searched. She was charged with illegal possession of the prescription drug Xanax, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and having a false driver’s license.
Broward DUI attorney William Moore also recently came across an interesting story out of Georgia, our northerly neighbors. An unidentified female University of Georgia student was discovered passed out in her vehicle in Athens, Georgia. The incident occurred at 2:00 a.m on Sunday morning. Police officers found the young woman, who is 20, unconscious or asleep in the driver’s seat of the vehicle. The keys were still in the ignition and the car was idling at a stop light – and still in drive. A police officer climbed into the vehicle and put the car in park and turned it off. Eventually, the student awoke and told police that she had been consuming alcohol at a party earlier in the evening. She was charged with DUI as well as underage drinking.
Broward DUI defense attorney William Moore Criminal Defense advises his clients to drink responsibly. A DUI arrest and subsequent conviction has long-term consequences, such as driver’s license revocation, probation, even jail time. Driving under the influence includes any kind of intoxication such that you are too impaired to drive, even if it is from prescription or over the counter medication. For example, taking too much of the anti-anxiety medicine Xanax, even if obtained with a prescription, prior to getting behind the will could result in a DUI if you were too impaired to operate your car safely.
Fort Lauderdale DUI attorney William Moore is passionate about Florida DUI defense. If you have been charged with DUI in south Florida, contact William Moore Criminal Defense, P.A., which has an experienced Fort Lauderdale DUI lawyer with offices in Fort Lauderdale-Dade, Broward, and Fort Lauderdale Counties.
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