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Category Archives: DUI Defense

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Man Tells Police To “Chill” After Striking, Killing Pedestrian

By Matt Olszewski |

A Florida man is facing charges for an accident that took the life of a father of four. Police say the man was drunk at the time of the accident. Police contend that the defendant was driving a 2018 BMW X2 when he struck a pedestrian and fled the scene of the accident. When… Read More »

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Police Charge Cocoa Man With DUI Manslaughter

By Matt Olszewski |

A 33-year-old man has been charged with DUI manslaughter after the death of a 48-year-old man at an intersection. According to police, the defendant drove a Buick Lucerne through a red light and struck the other man’s Ford Mustang. The driver of the Mustang was thrown from the vehicle due to the force of… Read More »

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DUI Claims Life Of 22-Year-Old; Driver Accused Of Driving Wrong Way

By Matt Olszewski |

Police say that a DUI driver caused the death of a 22-year-old woman over the 4th of July weekend when she was driving her Kia Optima in the southbound lane while heading north. As the vehicle was headed directly at them, a car in front of the descendant swerved to avoid the Optima. The… Read More »

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Richard Sherman Pleads Not Guilty To DUI, Other Charges

By Matt Olszewski |

Richard Sherman pleaded not guilty to five misdemeanors related to DUI in Seattle. The embattled star has a reputation as a trash-talker, but his conduct off the field has seldom been an issue. Sherman acknowledged that he’s been struggling with his mental health, asked the court and his fans for patience, and expressed remorse… Read More »

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St. Cloud City Employee Arrested In Hit And Run

By Matt Olszewski |

In our last article, we discussed how a police officer might keep their job after a DUI. The police officer would need to cooperate completely with the court. That includes getting court-ordered treatment for substance abuse, not attacking the arresting officer or his ability to do his job, and accepting full responsibility for the… Read More »

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Guidance Counselor Facing DUI Charge

By Matt Olszewski |

Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call involving a reckless driver in a black Dodge pickup. Someone who was watching the vehicle on the road phoned in the complaint. They told police that the black pickup almost hit a minivan. Police caught up with Rachel Tederous, the vehicle’s driver, and found that her speech was… Read More »

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Lakeland Woman Charged With DUI With Children In Tow

By Matt Olszewski |

A 35-year-old Lakeland woman is facing enhanced DUI penalties after she drove through a fence and into someone’s backyard. Deputies arrived to find Brittany Medina with a child in her vehicle. Her eyes were bloodshot and watery and her speech was slurred. Neither she nor the child were injured, however, which is a lucky… Read More »

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Woman Charged With Second DUI Homicide

By Matt Olszewski |

At 16 years of age, Jennifer Carvajal was found guilty of DUI manslaughter after she took the life of another driver. Carvajal blew through a red light and struck the driver’s vehicle, killing them. She was charged with DUI manslaughter and given 5 years in state prison. It is now 7 years later, and… Read More »

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DUI Driver Claims Brake Failure Caused Crash Into Diner

By Matt Olszewski |

This is the second recent case of a driver claiming that brake failure led to an accident that the police are claiming was caused by drunk driving. This is an interesting argument. On the one hand, it doesn’t absolve the defendant of the crime of driving under the influence of alcohol, but it may… Read More »

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Winter Haven School Teacher Charged In DUI Crash

By Matt Olszewski |

Polk County officers say that 57-year-old Kathryn Lewis made a left-hand turn into the direct path of an oncoming Toyota Corolla. After the crash, the Toyota driver said Lewis was “not making sense” and attempted to “walk away from the accident.” At this point, the other driver flagged down an off-duty police officer who… Read More »

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