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Are you buzzed? Labor Day Holiday DUI Safety
Are you buzzed? Labor Day Holiday DUI Safety

Millions of Americans are expected to travel by vehicle in Florida for the upcoming Labor Day weekend. Unfortunately, this traveling, combined with the vigorous consumption of alcohol nationwide, means a large amount of drinking and driving. Holidays are often the most dangerous time to be on the road. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, during the 2016 Labor Day holiday, 45% of crash fatalities in this country involved drivers who had been drinking. From a legal perspective, receiving a citation for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) has very serious repercussions. Beyond the fact that your insurance premiums can triple, a first time DUI in Florida carries… A maximum fine of $1,000, or $2,000 if your blood alcohol level (BAC) is above 0.15 (or if there was a minor in your vehicle). Mandatory adjudication of guilt. A year of probation. Six months or nine months in jail. This depends on whether your BAC was above 0.15. One-year suspension of your driver’s ...

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