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Another New Year’s Eve: Another Fatality

By Robert W. Elton |

When a St. Petersburg man put on his helmet and got on his Suzuki motorcycle on New Year’s Eve, no one could have guessed that he wouldn’t make it home. But when his path crossed that of a drunk driver, it resulted in injuries that took his life. The driver of the vehicle who… Read More »

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Drug Impaired Driving

By Robert W. Elton |

When a bleary-eyed Tiger Woods was arrested in May 2017 for driving under the influence, the intoxicating stimulus was not alcohol. Prescription medications impaired his driving. Vicodin, Dilaudid, Xanax, and Ambien, along with THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, were all detected in a toxicology report. Luckily, Woods was guilty only of reckless driving… Read More »

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DUI Manslaughter

By Robert W. Elton |

Drunk driving is a serious offense, never more so than when it results in the death of an innocent. Although DUI manslaughter carries a minimum 4-year jail term, the sentences can vary greatly based on a number of factors. Confinement is not the only cost to drunk drivers. Victims’ families can sue drunk drivers…. Read More »