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Report: Number Of Alcohol-Related Crash Fatalities Essentially Unchanged

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

In 2017, the number of alcohol-related fatalities in vehicle collisions declined, but only by 1.1 percent. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare services were mostly responsible for the decline. Florida MADD director David Pinsker welcomed the news, but not with open arms. “Certainly any decrease is what… Read More »

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Ft. Pierce Man Sentenced In Fatal DUI/Hit-And-Run Wreck

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

A 49-year-old man may spend the next forty-five years in prison following an alcohol-related, hit-and-run crash that killed a motorcycle rider. Prosecutors said that “It goes against all common decency to leave someone after a crash by the side of the road like an animal.” According to investigators, the man had a BAC of… Read More »

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Alcohol Suspected In Fatal I-95 Crash

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

A 26-year-old Lauderhill man is dead after a possibly intoxicated motorist smashed into his car while it was on the interstate’s shoulder. For reasons that are not entirely clear, the man’s Kia was parked on the southbound side’s outside shoulder near Okeechobee Boulevard. An Infiniti Q50 then veered into the Kia, colliding with its… Read More »

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Obtaining Damages In Florida Alcohol-Related Crashes

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

The number of alcohol-related crash fatalities in Port St. Lucie is creeping up again after it dropped sharply in the 1990s. Some researchers believe that lowering the BAC threshold from .08 to .06 may reduce number of fatal accidents. But even some advocacy groups, like Mothers Against Drunk Driving, aren’t convinced. Alcohol is a… Read More »

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Circumstantial Evidence In A Florida DUI Case

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

The conviction rate in DUI test cases is usually quite high, although statistics vary. It is difficult to challenge the Breathalyzer results except in borderline BAC cases, such as a .08 or .09. Moreover, Florida has a per se DUI law. Defendants who have a BAC above the legal limit are intoxicated as a… Read More »

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St. Lucie County Car Crash Kills Three

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

A trio of Indian River State College are dead after a tortfeasor (negligent driver) driver lost control of his vehicle and slammed into a pair of palm trees. According to family members, the three twenty-somethings were on their way home from a Stewart bar when the driver ran off the road. The crash killed… Read More »

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