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Florida DUI Defense Attorney > Blog > General > Former Florida congressman faces DUI charge for sleeping in car!

Former Florida congressman faces DUI charge for sleeping in car!

MIAMI — Former U.S. Congressman Tim Mahoney was arrested for DUI after police said they found him sleeping in his parked car on a South Florida road early Saturday.

Mahoney, a Democrat who filled former Congressman Mark Foley’s seat, was sleeping behind the wheel around 3 a.m. Saturday in Palm Beach Gardens, police said. Fifty-four year-old Mahoney was charged with DUI “based on the investigation and after talking to the driver,” Palm Beach Gardens Police Commander William Brandt said.

No other details were given. Mahoney, a multimillionaire venture capitalist, will be released on his own recognizance, though a jail spokeswoman declined to say when.

Florida law states that you don’t have to actually be driving to be arrested for or convicted of DUI (although not driving certainly makes it a lot more difficult to prove to a jury).

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