Trying to escape the police is never a sound idea, especially when the escape attempt involves driving at an excessive speed. A Florida man is learning this lesson after his attempt to out-distance the Florida Highway Patrol on I-75 resulted in the death of another driver and the imposition of several serious criminal charges.
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People who are afraid of being charged with a serious crime will often go to great lengths to conceal their crime. A man living in Dunnellon, Florida, was recently arrested and charged with a number of violent crimes in connection with the shooting death of the woman he lived with.
Popular singers and others who perform before large crowds often receive death threats that are not taken seriously by them or by the police. An exception occurred in Orlando on Friday, February 2, when a local man was arrested for attempting to commit violent crimes against pop singer Lana Del Rey.
Drunk driving is a serious offense in Florida, regardless of the surrounding circumstances. When young children are in the car, the offense becomes even more serious. An Orlando mother was recently arrested on suspicion of DUI/DWI while she had four young children in the car.
Anger mixed with alcohol often drives individuals to commit acts that they would avoid if neither of these ingredients were present. A Florida woman is now facing a number of criminal charges because she allegedly let alcohol and anger get the better of her.
Drunk driving arrests sometimes lead to other kinds of punishment, especially for people who work in closely regulated professions such as law and medicine. The recent arrest of a physician employed by the Orlando Veteran Affairs Medical Center has resulted in his suspension by the hospital until police complete their investigation of the doctor's alleged DUI/DWI violation.
The sale of drugs on college campuses is neither a new nor unusual phenomenon. However, when a drug sale requires hospitalization of a buyer, the police usually take notice. This sequence of events resulted in the arrest of a student at the University of Central Florida on suspicion of having committed several drug crimes.
Sexual assault seems to be a constant theme in recent headlines. A recent arrest in Orlando has repeated the theme, this time in connection with allegations that an Uber driver sexually assaulted a female passenger while she was drunk.
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.
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.