Karen Voyles from the Gainesville Sun is reporting that a Gainesville driver whose license was permanently revoked in November for drunk driving was arrested again for DUI early Wednesday morning. His blood alcohol level was calculated at three times the legal limit.
According to the article, allegedly this is at the very least, the man’s fourth DUI. An Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputy noticed a Chevrolet truck veer into the westbound lane of NE 39th Avenue and pulled him over. The driver eventually submitted to a breath test which police records indicate blood alcohol levels of .246 and .254. Under Florida law, a driver is presumed drunk when their blood alcohol level reaches .08.
These are very serious and complicated cases. Under Florida law, a fourth and subsequent DUI charge is a felony punishable up to 5 years in state prison as well as a litany of statutorily-mandatory requirements such as fines, probation, DUI school and the instillation of an ignition interlock device.
The law surrounding DUI can be confusing and complex, but Alachua County DUI attorneys at Whittel & Melton, LLC are here to explain which laws apply to your case and ensure you get the best representation for your unique situation. Please call us at (352) 726-0078 for a consultation.