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Author Archives: Jay Butchko

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Judge Revokes Bond For DUI Suspect Who Killed Teen

By Matt Olszewski |

The grieving family of a DUI-related death learned that the bond for the suspect who killed their son had been revoked during a vigil held as a memorial for the deceased. The boy was 17-year-old. The family was returning from a belated birthday party for the boy when the accident occurred. They hoped by… Read More »

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Woman Faces DUI Manslaughter Charge After Tox Screen

By Matt Olszewski |

How do DUI prosecutions work? Well, police collect evidence from the scene, including blood and breath samples from the driver, and then test these samples using a lab. The labs get hundreds of samples per week and are months behind in processing these samples. This often means that DUI suspects don’t face charges until… Read More »

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American Idol Star Implicated In Fatal DUI Crash

By Matt Olszewski |

A former American Idol finalist, Caleb Kennedy, is accused of barreling over a man’s property and driving him through his storefront. The man was found by his daughter hours later. According to a prosecutor, Kennedy literally “ran over the top of the man”. Kennedy was found at the scene holding the victim in his… Read More »

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Judge Denies Plea Agreement In Vehicular Manslaughter Case

By Matt Olszewski |

An Oconee man accused of killing two individuals was charged with vehicular manslaughter. Facing nearly 30 years behind bars, the man accepted a plea deal with prosecutors to serve four years and then 20 years of probation. After hearing victim impact statements, the judge denied the plea agreement. This is something that can happen…. Read More »

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Florida Man DUI: “I’m High And Happy”

By Matt Olszewski |

A man who admitted that he was “high and happy” is now facing a DUI charge. Several individuals reported a vehicle being driven erratically. According to those who reported the vehicle, it was failing to maintain a lane, blowing through red lights, and otherwise causing concern for other drivers. They reported the vehicle and… Read More »

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Crash Reconstruction Helps Woman Avoid DUI Manslaughter Charge

By Matt Olszewski |

DUI manslaughter is a serious charge with a mandatory and unavoidable 4-year prison sentence. Recently, a woman faced DUI manslaughter charges after she struck and killed a pedestrian on the roadway. However, the DUI manslaughter charges against her were dropped and she is now facing only a DUI charge. Why? According to an accident… Read More »

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Airport Incident Results In Harrowing Motorized Suitcase Pursuit

By Matt Olszewski |

Every once in a while, we have to get a little chuckle over a news story coming out of our home state of Florida. Florida is renowned the world over for being the craziest place in America. This has resulted in “Florida Man” becoming its own meme. This is largely the result of some… Read More »

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Woman Charged In DUI That Left Son Paralyzed

By Matt Olszewski |

A Florida woman is facing serious charges after she caused an accident while under the influence of alcohol. According to police, the woman was driving southbound when she veered into oncoming traffic and struck an SUV head-on. She has since been charged with DUI resulting in serious bodily injury to her four-year-old son who… Read More »

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Police Officer Resigns After Second DUI Arrest

By Matt Olszewski |

DUI can happen to anyone, even police officers. Typically, if a police officer is caught driving under the influence of alcohol, they can keep their job so long as they were not on duty when the DUI occurred. However, the penalties for a subsequent DUI are always harsher than the first. After the same… Read More »

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DUI Probation Requirements In Orlando, FL

By Matt Olszewski |

If you are caught driving under the influence of alcohol, even if it’s your first time, the judge is required to sentence you to probation. During your probation, your movements and conduct are restricted and several requirements are placed on you until you have satisfied your debt to the state. In this article, we’ll… Read More »

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