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December 2011 Archives

Is Drunk Walking a Crime in Florida? Maybe.

With New Year's Eve upon us, and on a Saturday no less, many are speculating that this may be a busy holiday for local emergency rooms and jails that fill up with intoxicated party-goers. It's no secret that drunk driving is a criminal crime in Orlando, in Florida and throughout the United States, but many don't understand that simply walking around in public while intoxicated can also land you in the back of a cop car.

New Years Eve and DUI

Let's face it. New Years Eve is a time of celebration, dancing and partying. 2011 was a tough year and we all want to start fresh this upcoming year. In Orlando and the rest of Florida, there will be tons of celebrations including fireworks, food and festivities. Drinking alcohol will commonly be a part of the fun. Whatever you do that night, please make sure you have a designated driver or an alternative way of getting home. Law Enforcement and police from Winter Park, Orlando, Winter Springs, Altamonte Springs, Kissimmee, Melbourne and Daytona will be out in force looking to arrest drunk and DUI drivers. 

A Ban Against All Cell Phone Use for Drivers?

holding an arrangement of different color phonesThe National Transportation Board is campaigning a ban against all cell phone use while driving in all fifty states. The investigative agency stated that all states should ban all driver use of cell phones and other portable electronic devices, except in emergencies. 

How to Ruin Christmas with Yuletide Cheer

Suzy wants a pair of skates, Billy wants a sled...no one wants a DUI, an attorney or a criminal record for Christmas. A chunk of coal in your stocking is nothing compared to being arrested for drunk driving and the fines, court appointments and loss of driver's license that comes along with it. Santa may know who has been naughty and nice, but Orlando police have their eyes open for bad boys and girls who drive their own sleighs home after enjoying too much spiked eggnog. 

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