Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) arrested 77 year old Barbara Dunn for DUI after crashing into a group of Bikers. According to the report, Dunn was driving North on Oceanshore Blvd. when she swerved into the Southbound lanes. Once heading in the wrong direction, she struck a group of bikers heading South. Unfortunately, one biker died as a result of the accident and two others were injured. Dunn is currently in Volusia County Jail for a DUI charge.
As a Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer this story comes as no surprise. Last weekend was a big weekend all around Florida; especially in Daytona. In Daytona Bike Week was wrapping up and St. Patrick’s Day celebrations were occurring as well. It was a time of fun, sun, drinks, and more. But, some, like Dunn, over indulge and take to the wheel. Driving under the influence is a Criminal Offense and can hold some severe penalties. As a Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer I can assist you in your defense and make sure your rights are being protected along the way.
Driving under the Influence happens, but sometimes the Officers get it wrong. Was the breathalyzer broken or malfunctioning? Was there another reason you did not perform well on field sobriety test? Did you refuse the test? What evidence does the State have against you? All these questions and more can be answered by a Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer during your initial FREE consultation. As a Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer I can make the determinations as to what defenses apply and make sure your rights are being protected. Therefore, if you or a loved one are facing a Florida DUI, contact a Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer today. It could prove to make all the difference in your Florida Criminal Case.