According to a recent 2016 study released by SmartAsset, Florida drivers are ranked as the worst in the nation. One of the reasons Florida ranks so highly is its DUI arrest rate, which is 4.45 DUI arrests per 1,000 drivers. Even so, Florida’s number of DUI arrests is actually lower than other states, but Florida also…

Much ado has been made about Governor Scott’s looming decision regarding Florida’s “liquor wall” law. Early in 2017, the Florida legislature approved a bill — SB 106 — that would repeal Florida’s decades-old liquor wall law, which required hard liquor to be sold in separate facilities from groceries and other goods. Opponents of the bill pushed Gov. Scott…

Florida law prevents people suspected of drunken driving from refusing to take a blood-alcohol test. While Florida and at least a dozen states overall make such a refusal a crime, the Supreme Court has recently expressed its doubts on the constitutionality of these laws. Supreme Court justices heard arguments in April of 2016 that challenged…

If laws are meant to serve as a deterrent force with penalties severe enough to prevent unlawful behavior, then Florida’s drinking and driving laws are failing. This, at least, is the opinion of various detectives and grieving Floridians who have been negatively affected by the harms of drunk driving. Despite Florida’s active police presence and…

With the Gulf of Mexico just minutes away, the boating culture is a way of life in the Destin, Florida, area. While grabbing a cooler full of beer on the way to Crab Island is also part of this culture, it’s important to understand that under the law, boating while under the influence of alcohol…

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