Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera gets driver’s license back after FL DUI!

Posted by Matt Olszewski on June 2, 2011

Another MLB player learning that DUI arrests are not perfect!

Miguel Cabrera’s driver’s license was reinstated when the DHSMV ruled Friday that the arresting officer did not have probable cause to believe that Cabrera was driving under the influence of alcohol.

The Detroit Tigers slugger’s license was initially suspended because he refused to take a breath test Feb. 16 as he was being arrested on a rural highway in Florida. Cabrera’s attorney, argued during an administrative hearing last Wednesday that Florida law states a driver has to be in control of an operable vehicle to be required to take a breath test.

Cabrera’s attorney also argued that although the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s deputies who arrested Cabrera saw him drinking scotch in his Land Rover that had broken down on State Road 70, they didn’t see him drive it there.

“While that may be in violation of a number of laws,” Cabrera’s attorney told the DHSMV, “it is not a violation of state DUI laws.”

Another example why at the FL DUI Group we urge you never to forget our bottom line…


No DUI arrest is perfect. Law Enforcement officers are human. They make mistakes. Breath Test Operators are human. They also make mistakes. Breath Test Inspectors are human. They too can make mistakes. The breath test machine isn’t perfect. It often makes mistakes and in some circumstances can be flat out wrong. The FL DUI Group knows DUI cases. The FL DUI Group knows the mistakes that occur in DUI cases and we will expose those mistakes to the judge and jury. Let our truly unique experience work for you. Your case deserves dedicated DUI defense. It’s what we do. If you have been arrested for DUI, contact the FL DUI Group today to schedule your free case evaluation.

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