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Recent Posts in DUI Law Suit Category

January 18, 2012

Driver Convicted of DUI Manslaughter Sues Victim

In a rather odd factual scenario, a driver convicted of DUI manslaughter in Tampa FL is suing the victim, claiming the victim has caused him pain and suffering.  On Christmas Eve 2007, David Belniak was traveling 70-90 MPH when he rear ended a vehicle operated by the victim, Ray McWilliams.  Rather than go to trial, Belniak agreed to a plea deal and was sentenced to 12 years in Florida State Prison where he resides today.  In a recent court filing, Belniak served the estate of McWilliams with a civil suit trying to recoup money, apparently for pain and suffering and other medical bills.…

November 26, 2009

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Being Sued By Two People Arrested On DUI Charges In Tampa

Two people who were booked for drunk driving in 2008 are suing Hillsborough County sheriff’s deputies claiming they were injured. A story on says the cases stem from videos taken at the breath-testing facility. The videos were requested by an attorney who was reviewing the tapes to see if the rules surrounded breath test machines were being followed.

The attorney was apparently disturbed by the treatment of two people while reviewing the videos. One of the plaintiffs claims he was choked by deputies and the other claims had her head slammed into a wall while being dragged in for breath tests.…

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