A woman was arrested by sheriff's deputies in Charlotte County on a recent Wednesday. According to the deputies, her 7-year-old son was riding in the car with her. When she was arrested just after midnight, police allege that her Breathalyzer test results showed she had a .295 percent blood alcohol concentration (BAC).
Breathalyzer devices are not always accurate. A lot of different factors can throw off the accuracy of these machines, like the calibration of the device, how long it's been since the subject drank and the way the test is administered. Another thing that can interfere with breath test accuracy is "mouth alcohol."
Did you get offered a new job in a different state? If you're a single parent with shared custody -- or if the other parent has child visitation rights -- you may have a difficult time moving out of state for your new job opportunity. This does not mean it's impossible to move out of state with your child, it just means that you could have some legal hurdles to contend with.
As Hurricane Irma approaches, a 33-year-old Florida mother was arrested and accused of drunk driving after getting into a wrong-way accident. Police say that the woman smelled of alcohol and was so distraught following the collision that she urinated on herself and began yelling at bystanders while using racial slurs.
When it came to the question of legalizing medical marijuana in Florida last November, 71 percent of Florida residents agreed that legalization was a great idea. Now, supporters of recreational marijuana legalization are hoping that recreational cannabis use will be legal by 2018.