The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is reporting that one of two drivers involved in a two-vehicle crash that claimed four lives several months ago in Anthony, FL was intoxicated, according to a story in The Ocala Banner.
FHP troopers say the driver of one of the vehicles registered a blood-alcohol level of 0.148 percent, while his passenger had a blood alcohol level of 1.116 percent. The state’s defines driving under the influence at a legal limit above 0.08 percent.
Unfortunately, the late August Florida car crash crash on Northeast Jacksonville Road north of 110th Street killed two passengers in the other vehicle who were not impaired.
The 26-year-old men in the first vehicle were returning home from a convenience store where they had just purchased beer. Neither man was wearing a seat belt.
Our condolences go out to all family members and friends of those involved in this senseless and tragic loss.
Florida Drunk Driving Laws
The attorneys at Farah & Farah often find that DUI crashes in Florida involve repeat offenders. It is such a problem that the state allows has a fine schedule for a first, second, and third conviction. A third DUI can lead to your car being impounded for up to 90 days. By the fourth or subsequent DUI, a third degree felony charge can lead to a $5,000 fine and/or 5 years in prison.
It often is the repeat offenders who cause the bodily injury and death that finally gets them off the road for good. Please call the Florida auto accident attorneys at Farah & Farah for a comprehensive review of your car crash if you suspect a drunk driver may have been involved. You may be entitled to be compensation for an accident that was not your fault.