Law enforcement often put together operations in hopes of strictly enforcing laws and catching those who are violating them. Often, police crack down on drunk driving at various times of the year. These operations can often result in numerous arrests, which, in turn, leave numerous people in need of information on their criminal defense options.
It was recently reported that a DUI crackdown in Florida resulted in the arrest of a police officer. Reports stated that the 44-year-old sergeant was driving a vehicle when authorities allegedly saw his vehicle swerving and not staying in the correct lane. Officers presumably conducted a traffic stop, but details on what occurred during that time were not given in the report. It was also not disclosed whether any breath or blood tests were conducted to determine blood alcohol concentration levels.
Nonetheless, the situation resulted in the man being charged with DUI. The police operation reportedly resulted in the arrest of 22 drivers for DUI and involved multiple police departments. Additional information was not given on those arrests nor was further information on the operation as a whole. More details may become available at a later time.
When individuals are charged with DUI, it can have lasting impacts on their lives. It is wise to consider what type of criminal defense may best fit a person's particular case. Fortunately, parties who have been charged in this Florida police operation can enlist the help of legal professionals. Having advocates on their sides may help interested parties throughout their legal proceedings.