The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), a division of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV), is partnering again with the Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Florida Police Chiefs Association, Florida Sheriffs Association, AAA – The Auto Club Group and the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association to spread the message on how to enjoy spring break in Florida safely.
According to statistics, DUI and DWI continue to be major problems in Florida. Preliminary data shows that in March 2016, there were more than 35,000 crashes statewide, including more than 15 crashes each day involving drivers who registered alcohol levels above the legal limit, resulting in 48 fatalities. Moreover, penalties for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can include expensive fines, license revocation and jail time.
For more information on DUI penalties and how to avoid being placed in this situation, you can also consult our DUI defense page.