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Fort Myers woman faces multiple DUI charges after accident

Law enforcement agencies and prosecutors are taking more aim at people who drink and drive in the Fort Myers area. If an officer suspects someone of being intoxicated, they can ask that person to take a breath test. A person can refuse but it doesn't mean that the refusal of the breathalyzer will prevent them from being arrested or charged with a DUI. Sometimes a breath test refusal or refusal to take any kind of sobriety test can work against the person when they come before the judge.

Repeat DUI offender arrested in Cape Coral on multiple charges

Often, the possible penalties a person who has been convicted of drunk driving faces are severe enough to deter them from engaging in such behavior, but this is not always the case. There are some drivers who do not seem to be able to keep themselves from getting behind the wheel of their car after consuming alcohol -- even after losing the legal right to drive.

Cape Coral man charged with refusing a breath test and DUI

If you are pulled over by a law enforcement officer and asked to take a breath test, you can refuse but it is important to know that doing so can result in a charge against you and may work against you when you come to court. Many states have laws that allow people to be charged with a breath test refusal, creating a sort of catch-22. If you agree to take the breath test and it shows that you are above the legal limit, you'll be charged with a DUI. If you don't, you'll be charged with refusing to take it, and likely still face a DUI charge.

A tougher standard proposed for DUI ignition interlock systems

Florida, like most states, requires drivers convicted of a driving under the influence (DUI) to have an ignition interlock system installed in their vehicles. The ignition interlock is essentially a breath-testing machine connected to the ignition of their vehicle, and the driver must provide a breath sample to the machine prior to starting the vehicle.

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