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Recent Posts in breath test refusal Category

November 9, 2012

Can You Refuse A Chemical DUI Test In Tampa?

Driving is a privilege and not a right in the United States. Because of this important distinction, in order for the state of Florida to bestow upon you the privilege of getting behind the wheel, you have to agree to some important conditions. One item you agreed to went into place the second you signed for your license. Known as implied consent, Tampa drivers essentially consented to taking DUI testing whenever the police suspect you of driving under the influence. That may not seem fair since many of you would like that decision in the moment rather than having to say yes at the DMV years ago, but such is the reality of driving in Tampa.…

November 2, 2012

Can You Refuse A Breath Test In Tampa, Florida?

Driving with a BAC of .08 or above in Florida is a very bad idea. The police in Tampa are always on the lookout for drunk drivers and do not look kindly on those drivers that do not cooperate with the system. But a .08 BAC is not a number police can arrive at without the help of chemical testing. To determine with such specificity if a driver is over the legal limit in Tampa, police will often request that the driver take a breath test. The breath test measures a driver’s blood alcohol level by determining the amount of ethanol (a key ingredient in alcohol) in his or her breath.…

August 23, 2010

Tampa Bay DUI News – Two Pinellas County Employees Involved In Criminal Justice System Arrested For DUI

Two Pinellas County employees were arrested for DUI this weekend. Tampa Police are increasing efforts to stop drivers for DUI in Hyde Park, New Tampa and along Dale Mabry Highway.
August 9, 2010

Tampa DUI News – Osceola County Assistant Principal Arrested For DUI In Tampa

This Orlando assistant principal was arrested in Tampa Saturday. He was placed under arrest for DUI.
April 16, 2010

Tampa DUI Accident Involves A Crime Scene Investigation Van

A woman driving a red Acura early Friday morning allegedly was driving drunk in downtown Tampa when she ran a red light and smashed into a crime scene technician van. Jessica Lynn Davis was arrested on DUI charges and taken to Hillsborough County jail. is reporting the woman refused to give a blood-sample.

The incident happened around 4:30 a.m. according to the story. The driver of the crime scene van was taken to the hospital with minor injuries related to the air bags deploying. Davis was being held on $500 bail. The collision happened on North Florida Avenue. The woman accused of DUI is said to be from Lakeland.…

March 10, 2010

Tampa DUI Charges Filed Against NY Yankee Executive

One of the top executives with the New York Yankees was arrested Monday night on charges of a Tampa DUI. According to records obtained from Hillsborough County, Yankees’ senior vice president of baseball operations Mark Newman was arrested and charged for drunk driving. According to an Associated Press report there is no record that Newman has hired a Tampa DUI Attorney.

According to the AP, Newman refused a breath test and was taken to jail. He was released on $500 bail. The Yankees said they will not comment on the DUI arrest beyond saying they do not condone that behavior and that they are looking into the matter, which they take seriously.…

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