According to a recent study released by an auto insurance trade organization, Orlando is the sixth worst city in the United States for incidents of road rage. Many drivers in the Orlando area have experienced road rage, either as the initiator or the recipient. Most incidents of road rage involve honking horns, shaking fists and occasionally obscene gestures. After venting their emotions, the parties to the incident usually have no further interaction. An exception to the usual pattern reportedly occurred on November 25, 2017, when an incident of road rage allegedly escalated into the firing of gun shots and charges of attempted homicide.
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Many police departments in the Orlando area use highly trained dogs to assist them in their work. Most of these police dogs are deployed for using their acute olfactory abilities to find hidden drugs and other contraband. Occasionally, however, these K-9s are used to help capture fleeing suspects. In a recent incident near Ocala, a police dog used his speed to catch a man suspected of a number of criminal charges in a foot chase that followed a car chase.
The media has lately been filled with stories of sexual harassment of women by powerful men. The Orlando police recently announced two arrests that provide a novel twist to the issue of sexual harassment. Two women have been charged with attempting to thwart a police investigation of sex crimes committed by a 32-year-old male.
Drunk driving arrests frequently lead to charges of other criminal conduct. The recent arrest of a woman from Edgewater, Florida, demonstrates how what may have been a routine DUI/DWI traffic stop may evolve into a complex investigation of the woman's home life.
Florida, like most states, has a statute that specifies the nature and degree of proof required to establish insanity as a defense to a criminal prosecution. A recent homicide in Kissimmee appears likely to bring the insanity defense front and center once again.
Individuals who are stopped on suspicion of DUI will try many things to avoid actual charges. Few suspects, however, will go to the extremes of a man who was stopped by Winter Park police and charged with DUI/DWI.
An alleged crime spree that began in South Florida came to a sudden end when an Osceola County sheriff's deputy fired his gun at a car as suspects fled, according to authorities. After receiving a report of a burglary at a Bealls Outlet store on South John Young Parkway, sheriff's deputies began searching for three suspects.
Three Florida women risked injury by forcing a suspected drunk driver to crash into their car to enable police to arrest her. The DUI/DWI incident took place on I-75 near North Fort Meyers.
A man who has been charged with DUI manslaughter expressed disbelief that he had just killed someone. The police report on the accident quotes the suspect as saying "How could they [sic] have died? The crash wasn't that bad." But, according to police, it was, and the man now faces DUI manslaughter charges.
Health care fraud is becoming one of the largest categories of white collar crimes across the country, and Florida is no different. To see an example, one need only look at a recent case where an employee of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration federal criminal charges for allegedly accepting bribes from a wealthy nursing home owner.