Drunk driving charges are serious but there are several possible defenses available to those facing them.
I police officer involved in the 1996 shooting of a teenager that triggered racial unrest was recently arrested by the Pinellas County Sheriff's department for misdemeanor DUI. The drunk driving charge follows the officer being stopped for poor driving and failing to maintain the lane. The officer had bloodshot eyes, was not able to complete the field sobriety test and two breath tests revealed a BAC level of 0.143 and 0.140 percent. A driver in Florida is considered impaired at 0.08 percent blood alcohol content level. The officer was booked in the Pinellas County jail and then released; a police spokesperson said that the incident will be investigated by the internal affairs unit.