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Is Florida tough on drunk drivers?

So, David, is Florida tough on drunk drivers compared to the other States?

Well, I am only licensed in Florida. I can tell you – I’m going to start over.

Well, you know, Florida probably ranges in the middle of a scale throughout the country. There are States that people can get arrested for first-time offenses and be given a ticket and it’s a civil infraction just like a speeding ticket, okay, or with certain breath levels they can get a civil infraction, okay?

There re other States where jail is mandatory on a first-time offense. In some States if you refuse to take a breath test you’ll be held down forcibly by officers on the side of the road who will extract blood from you, okay. Florida doesn’t allow that. The penalties probably fall in the middle range compared to other States.

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