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Man charged with DUI after rear-ending Marion County deputy

by reported today on a Marion County Sheriff’s deputy’s vehicle that was rear-ended in Silver Shores late Wednesday night. The 62-year old man was charged with driving under the influence.

Officials say Deputy Pam Race had stopped at the intersection of Dogwood Road and Baseline Road when Robert Dalton failed to stop and struck Race’s vehicle in the back. The deputy was not injured but the damage to her vehicle was estimated at $2,000. Florida Highway Patrol officials said the driver refused to submit to a draw blood or a breath test. Officials detected alcohol on Dalton’s breath and believe he may have been under the influence.

Refusing to submit to a breath test can cause your driver’s license to be administratively suspended as can a DUI arrest–however in some situations these suspensions can be set aside. If you have been arrested for DUI it is imperative that you contact a lawyer promptly as challenges to driver’s license suspensions must be made within 10 days from arrest.

Whittel & Melton, LLC has experience in handling all types of DUIs including Marion County DUIs. If you have been charged with DUI, please contact us at 352-726-0078 for a consultation.

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