On Saturday night, a pedestrian was hit by a Chevrolet pickup truck in Jacksonville, Florida on Normandy Boulevard in Jacksonville near Parrish Cemetery Road. Jacksonville reports suggest that a 47-year-old woman named Virginia Kosobud was driving the truck. After hitting 22-year-old Crystal Brown, Ms. Kosobud left the scene of the accident in Jacksonville, Florida, and Ms. Brown died due to her injuries from the Jacksonville accident. Later, Ms. Kosobud was located. Police arrested Ms. Kosobud for Jacksonville leaving the scene of a crashing involving death and driving without a valid driver’s license. It appears that police suspected that Ms. Kosobud was driving under the influence of alcohol in Jacksonville, Florida, because the results of an alcohol test is pending (News4jax).
Because police are waiting for the results of an alcohol test, I am assuming that this case involved a DUI blood-draw. Florida has extensive laws that cover blood-draws in Jacksonville DUI cases. While police may request a forcible blood-draw for a Jacksonville DUI accident that involves death or serious bodily injury, there are certain requirements that must be met first. Therefore, the entire case should be investigated and evaluated. If the blood-draw was unlawful, it may be suppressed. If it is suppressed, it cannot be used as evidence against the Jacksonville DUI defendant.