Woman Arrested for Palm Beach DUI and Hit and Run

January 30, 2014

A Wellington woman has been arrested for DUI and leaving the scene of an accident by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

News reports say that last Thursday, Sherriff’s Deputies were called to Summit Blvd and Congress Ave about a possible DUI driver.

Investigators say that they found the suspect sitting in a Dodge Durango in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven with the engine still running. The truck had extensive front-end damage and a blown out tire, indicating to police that it had been in an accident. Earlier that day, PBSO Deputies were on the look out for Dodge Durango that was suspected of being involved in a hit and run accident in Lake Worth, where a pedestrian was injured.

Palm Beach Hit and Run Accidents carry stiff criminal penalties
Palm Beach Hit and Run Accidents carry stiff criminal penalties

When approached by law enforcement, the woman admitted to drinking at Igotz Bar with a friend and later went to Havana’s Restaurant where she drank also wine. The defendant also told deputies that she also had taken a prescription drug.

One of the most important things you can do to protect yourself if you are suspected of a Palm Beach DUI is to invoke your right to remain silent. Regardless of whether you submit to law enforcement’s request for a Breathylzer test or a urine sample, the statements you make to police can be used against you at trial, and can even make the difference in whether you are even charged with a crime. Never admit to drinking alcohol or using drugs.

If you have been involved with an accident involving DUI, early intervention by our Palm Beach DUI attorneys at Whittel & Melton can make all the difference in your defense. Usually, DUI accident investigations by Florida Highway Patrol or local law enforcement may take several days or weeks to complete. During this precious time, our attorneys can be working behind the scenes, collecting information to not only keep you out of jail if you are charged, but to undermine the State’s case to prevent charges from even being filed.

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