Two separate police brutality cases are pending before the Boynton Beach City Commission. They are likely to settle both cases, costing the city a projected $114,000. Though the details on one case are limited, the city’s willingness to settle indicates that there is some significant truth to the plaintiffs’ allegations. [Read more…]
Diane Katz Santarelli, from St. Johns, began serving a 364-day sentence this week, after having been found guilty of hosting an open house party that led to the death of two teens. The sentence was the maximum allowable for the two misdemeanor which Judge Richard O. Watson found her guilty of. [Read more…]
According to Tampa Bay’s 10 News, a problem with breathalyzer tests may have led to “thousands” of people in Florida being convicted of DUI when they weren’t drunk at all. The problem is in the calibration of the machine, and in the fact that the state knew about the problem and did nothing to remedy it. [Read more…]
In the coming weeks a new program will be rolling out in Miami-Dade. “Back on Track” is designed to give first-time DUI offenders a second chance. It’s a diversion program that will allow those with a otherwise clean record to avoid a conviction while saving the local courts some time and money. [Read more…]
A former officer with the Cocoa Beach police is facing charges of DUI while under the influence of prescription drugs. According to toxicology reports, hydrocodone, xanax, and a muscle relaxer were all found in his system. His current case paired with his former role as an undercover drug cop may serve to upset many cases currently caught up in the local courts. [Read more…]
A elementary school teacher from South Florida is facing a long list of charges after what would’ve been a simple DUI went wrong. When intoxicated, people can make odd choices and act in ways not typical of their personality. This seems to have potentially been the case with the teacher in question. [Read more…]
More news on the ineffectiveness of sobriety checkpoints, or DUI roadblocks as they are commonly called. [Read more…]
A Florida man is facing a slew of charges after he led police on a high speed chase, causing multiple accidents, all while allegedly being under the influence of alcohol. [Read more…]
I expect and hope that this will have the opposite effect intended. If I were I student, I would be furious about being lied to about the death of classmates. And, it should make anyone think twice about the honesty of MADD’s propaganda campaigns. They will simply say and do anything.
There is no excuse for this. There is no one so dangerous as he who is certain his is right.