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March 26, 2012
A Georgia man is facing a DUI charge after allegedly sitting on an officer’s car and refusing to get off.
A Cape officer investigating a disturbance at a bar claims the 34-year-old man approached him and took a seat on the hood of his cruiser.
According to an arrest report, the officer asked the man to get off, but he refused. The man eventually climbed off the car when the officer walked over to the car with another officer.
The man allegedly walked away, yelled an obscenity and got inside his vehicle and drove away. Police claim he was traveling at a high rate of speed.
The officer got into his cruiser and tracked the man down, pulling him over for not wearing a seat belt.
The officer apparently detected alcohol on the man’s breath and asked him to perform field sobriety tests, which he allegedly failed.
The man refused a breath test before being transported to the Lee County Jail.
Whether you have a Florida driver’s license or are a resident of another state, if you are arrested for DUI in Florida you will still face the same consequences associated with a DUI arrest. This means you will be subject to criminal court proceedings and a DMV hearing. An out of state driver will be prosecuted in Florida and may have their driver’s license suspended in their home state. This is why it is very important to contact a Florida DUI Defense Lawyer if you are a visitor to the state of Florida and have found yourself arrested for DUI.
Florida happens to be a member of the Interstate Driver’s License Compact, an agreement that 45 states have entered into regarding traffic violations, including DUI. This agreement basically follows the belief “One Driver, One License, One Record.” The means that Florida will report your driving infraction to your home state, where license suspension or revocation penalties may be enforced on top of any criminal penalties Florida applies.
The Florida DUI Defense Lawyers at Whittel & Melton are more than familiar with helping out of state drivers who have been arrested for drunk driving in Florida. We fully understand the Florida DUI process and can mount an aggressive defense strategy to combat any drunken driving allegations. We can work towards limiting the amount of court appearances so that you can return home as well as help you avoid any enhanced penalties in your home state. To help you maneuver through this process effectively, you must act quickly and consult with us immediately.
If you are an out of state driver arrested for DUI anywhere in Florida, contact the Florida DUI Defense Lawyers at Whittel & Melton online or reach us statewide and toll-free by dialing 1-866-608-5LAW (5529).