A woman in New York was arrested twice for DWI within 3 hours. Florida and New York have different names for what we commonly call in DUI. In Florida, a DUI is Driving Under the Influence. In New York, a DWI is Driving While Intoxicated. They are the same crime, just under different names.
Ultimately, a bit of the blame has to go to the police department/jail that let her go. In the Greater Tampa area, the local sheriff’s offices will make certain that someone who was arrested is no longer under the influence before letting them leave the jail. Ultimately, if the police arrest someone who blew a .28 and let them go an hour or two later, they would still be well above a .08. If that person gets into a car again and hurts someone else, a lawsuit would be a certainty.
That being said, enjoy the article below and if you or someone you know has gotten a DUI, contact the experienced attorneys at Greater Tampa Law, P.L. Your Bridge to Justice.
“Take this story as a precautionary tale: don’t drink and drive at this year’s Halloween party.
On Saturday morning, police in Gates, New York, arrested Catherine Butler twice in three hours for DWI.
Butler, 26, was first arrested around 2 a.m. for DWI and for operating a vehicle without headlights, RochesterHomePage.com reports.
Because Butler was dressed up like a zombie, authorities believe she may have attended a Halloween party.
A friend picked her up at the police station and took her home.
Less than three hours later, Butler was allegedly caught swerving on a local road and charged a second time with DWI, WHEC.com reports.
This time, there was no zombie makeup.
Police said Butler’s blood alcohol level was .11 percent the first time and .09 percent the second time. Both were above the legal limit of .08 percent, 13WHAM.com reports.
Police said the second DWI marked Butler’s fourth arrest for driving drunk. The other two were in 2006 and 2011.
Despite the earlier arrests, police said Butler had a valid driver’s license because her earlier DWI charges were reduced to impaired driving, allowing her to keep driving legally.”
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