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Month: April 2012

Underage Drunk Driver finds Drive-Thru to Be Front Entrance of Steak ‘n Shake

The late night workers at a Winter Park, FL Steak ‘n Shake were startled when an SUV operated by 20 year-old Brittany Christian came crashing through the front door of the restaurant. The accident happened at 1:21 a.m. on April 26, 2012 when, According to police, Brittany lost control of her vehicle. Christian was arrested and …

Hand Sanitizer Becoming Teenage Party Drink of Choice

Six teens have recently appeared in two different Los Angeles emergency rooms in the past few months after they got alcohol poisoning from drinking distilled hand sanitizer. Public health officers are worried about the cases and fear a growing trend in the use of hand sanitizer to get drunk. The teens are using innovative methods to …

Can You Legally Celebrate 4/20 in Florida?

Cannabis culture observes the dates April 20 as a countercultural holiday. This holiday revolves around celebrating with the consumption of cannabis. Most of the celebration is “officially” done in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, which is located near the Haight-Ashbury district. Another very popular site for cannabis culture followers is the University of Colorado’s Boulder …

Pros and Cons of a DUI Checkpoint

Individuals that are facing criminal charges that are the result of a sobriety checkpoint should understand that you may still have a case. Not all law enforcement administered checkpoints are set up in a manner that is in keeping with your constitutional rights. What are the Pros of a Sobriety Checkpoint? In an effort of …

George Zimmerman in Custody

George Zimmerman has been taken into custody and now faces charges ofsecond-degree murder for the shooting of black teenager Trayvon Martin. Criminal charges were announced on Wednesday, April 11. Zimmerman is now being represented by Mark O’Mara, an Orlando criminal defense attorney, after the resignation of his two former Orlando lawyers the previous day. Zimmerman …

How Many DUIs Are Actually Alcohol-Related?

When people think of Driving Under the Influence (DUI), drunk driving is what usually comes to mind. In fact, a DUI charge can happen anytime a person’s ability to drive a vehicle (automobiles, boats, aircraft, motorcycles) is impaired due to consumption of prescription, over-the-counter, and illicit drugs as well. Impaired driving offenses are taken seriously …

Former Lightweight Boxing Champion Charged with Child Abuse

Hector “Macho” Camacho, 49, a former lightweight boxing champion from the 1980s, turned himself into the police on Monday, April 2, 2012. He was charged with child abuse by the Orange-Osceola State Attorney’s Office out of Orlando, Florida. On March 22, 2011, Camacho reportedly picked his son up by the neck, slammed him on the ground and stomped …

Erving Walker Resists Arrest After Stealing $3.00 Taco

Erving Walker has been well known for his career as a guard for the Florida Basketball team, the Gators. However, he has made a new name for himself, one not in such a positive light with a criminal record. Walker has been charged with petty theft and for resisting arrest for stealing a $3.00 taco from …

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