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Is The .08 Threshold for DUI Too Lax?

| October 21, 2018

Traffic safety advocates and a federal highway safety agency support the change to .05 and have been recommending it for years.

Life In Prison For William Schwarz, Drunk Driver Who Killed Kathy and Carl Boos in Flagler Beach

| June 1, 2018

The sentence against William Schwarz was extraordinarily harsh, but also driven by his very lengthy record of drunk driving and other criminal arrests.

Felony Child Abuse Charges For Father of 3 Allegedly Driving Drunk With Children in Backseat

| May 8, 2018

Ryan D. Cornwell, a 24-year-old resident of Farragut Drive in Palm Coast, and Rebecca Knowles, 64, of Prosperity Lane in Palm Coast, both face felony child abuse charges in separate arrests.

Accused Drunk Driver Crashes Dodge Durango Through Fencing Along Rymfire Drive

| March 6, 2018

Robert Sewell, 31, resident of Palm Coast’s R-Section, was on his way to Kangaroo at 1:25 Tuesday morning when he crashed through property fencing on Rymfire Drive.

Sheriff’s “Taxi-Patrol Car” Cautions Against Drunk Driving Over Memorial Day Weekend

| May 24, 2017

More than 400 deaths and 47,000 injuries are projected on U.S. roads over the Memorial Day weekend, prompting police agencies to heighten awareness campaigns.

Allen Adams Charged With DUI Manslaughter in Death of Brittany Pitt, 26, On Old Dixie

| April 7, 2017

Allen David Adams, 26, was booked at the Flagler County jail this afternoon on $102,500 bond on a manslaughter-drunk driving charge and a DUI-property damage charge in the death of his girlfriend last May.

GOP Rep. Cary Pigman, Chairman of House Health Subcommittee, Arrested for Drunk Driving

| March 25, 2017

With a blood-alcohol level nearly double the legal limit, state Rep. Cary Pigman was charged with drunken driving after a traffic stop on Florida’s Turnpike several hours after a House session Thursday.

In Month of Spiking Violence Against Police, 2 Palm Coast Men Arrested Separately For Threatening or Battering Cops

| November 28, 2016

Anthony Banks, 42, allegedly battered and threatened an FHP trooper following a car crash, and Jarret Register, 24, threatened to shoot a sheriff’s deputy in the chest after an altercation at Smiles bar. Both men were allegedly drunk.

Man Charged With 2 Counts of DUI Manslaughter and Vehicular Homicide in Deaths of Kathleen and Carl Boos on A1A

| November 20, 2016

William G. Schwarz, 52, of Ormond Beach, is being held on $400,000 bond at the Flagler jail. His blood-alcohol level was 0.252 at the time of the March 11 wreck involvinf four cars near Painters Hill.

In DUI Case that Killed Michelle Roberts on Belle Terre, an Unprecedented Offer to Avoid Prison Is Rejected

| October 25, 2016

Richard Kelley, who was driving with Roberts and her daughter when they wrecked in January 2014 at Pine Grove, wants the offer further sweetened to a deal that would still let him eventually drive again. It was not his first DUI charge, and he was driving on a revoked license.

Challenge to Florida’s DUI Breath Test May Be Moot After U.S. Supreme Court Ruling

| July 13, 2016

A majority of the U.S. Supreme Court said a law similar to Florida’s, in Minnesota, allowing breath tests for DUI, does not violate the U.S. Constitution’s Fourth Amendment, which bars unreasonable searches and seizures.

Tyler Dutton Charged With DUI Manslaughter in Death of Jordan Rineer, 25, on US1 in October

| July 6, 2016

Tyler Dutton, the subject of several arrests in Flagler County over the past few years, was charged with DUI manslaughter in the death of 25-year-old Jordan Marie Rineer early the morning of Oct. 27 on U.S. 1, just south of Old Dixie Highway in Flagler County.

Palm Coast Man Accused of Drunk Driving Arrested After 2 Crashes on Belle Terre Pkwy.

| April 4, 2016

Ian Yahnke, 45, of Palm Coast, crashed a car at the Kangaroo station then at White View Parkway before his arrest, breathing .271 and .289 in a blood-alcohol level test at Florida Hospital Flagler.

Sheriff Plans DUI Checkpoint Saturday at SR100 East of Old Kings Road Saturday Night

| August 27, 2015

The checkpoints typically result in far fewer arrests for drunk driving than for other reasons: drivers may charged with a host of issues that have nothing to do with drunk driving, including for drug possession or for non-moving violations such as non-functioning headlights or tail lights or irregular registration.

Arrested for Drunk Driving, She Tries to Roll Up Her Car Window on a Cop’s Arm

| June 9, 2015

Erin Johnson, 26, of Palm Coast, was one mile from her Wellshire Lane house before she was arrested on charges of battery on a cop, resisting with violence and drunk driving.

Accused Drunkard Driving Wrong Way on S.R. 100 Strikes Cruiser, Injures Deputy, and Flees

| June 9, 2014

Frederick Sell, an 83-year-old resident of 70 Town Court in Palm, Coast, was jailed over the weekend on charges of driving drunk and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage after driving the wrong way on State Road 100 and crashing his car into Flagler County Sheriff’s deputy George Hristakopoulos’s cruiser.

Yes, You Can Be Arrested for Drunk Biking: Cyclist’s DUI Case 1 of 7 This Weekend

| May 27, 2014

Vincenzo Corrao, a 54-year-old resident of South Daytona Avenue in Flagler Beach, was bicycling home from Finns one night over the Memorial Day weekend when he was pulled over for lack of a proper light, and then found to be drunk, which led to his DUI arrest. It was only one of seven DUI arrests this weekend as Flagler deputies were out in force and on the lookout for drunk drivers. Here’s the complete rundown.

Drunk Drivers and Boaters Beware: Sheriff Deploying Extra Patrols in Flagler Over Memorial Weekend

| May 23, 2014

Flagler Sheriff’s deputies will be conducting extra patrols this weekend throughout the county. The extra patrols will take place on our local roads and waterways during the three-day Memorial Day holiday. But deputies will not set up check points.

Wings Over Flagler Leader and Bunnell Director Arrested on Drunk Driving Charges Over the Weekend

| April 28, 2014

Bill Mills, a lead organizer, with WNZF, of Wings Over Flagler since the event’s inception four years ago and its rejuvenation this past weekend, was arrested just before midnight on Friday night on the Flagler Beach Bridge. Mick Cuthbertson, Bunnell’s community development director, was arrested early Sunday morning after going against traffic on U.S. 1 and crashing into a car.

Florida Highway Patrol Warns Halloween Revelers of Drunk Driving Ticketing Campaign Oct. 31-Nov. 3

| October 29, 2013

This week, the Florida Highway Patrol is again participating in the national campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. The campaign, from Oct. 31 through Nov. 3, is designed to discourage drunk or drugged individuals from driving as police will conduct a combination of targeted enforcement and increase visibility on roadways.

As a Cat Lay Dying, He Drove Drunk to a Vet, But Court Finds Him Guilty of DUI Anyway

| September 19, 2013

The cat Christopher Brooks was taking to a vet died at roadside as he was being given field sobriety tests, despite its owners’ please to the cop. But his DUI conviction was upheld by a Hillsborough County appeal court that declared that special circumstances don;t apply to cats as they would to human beings.

Drunk on a Sailboat, Drunk and Violent at the Bowling Lanes, Sobered Up at County Jail

| August 26, 2013

Hamish MacDonald was found passed out on the deck of his circling sailboat in the Intracoastal Waterway, near Grand Haven in Palm Coast, and Shane Hefner was arrested for throwing a drink at a Palm Coast Lanes bartender, and driving drunk.

Palm Coast Man, Apparently Drunk, Drives His Car Into Publix Retention Pond on Belle Terre

| May 8, 2013

A Honda belonging to Joshua Hilton of Palm Coast was spotted partly submerged in the retention pond in front of the Town Center Publix Wednesday morning. Hilton himself had been found drunk nearby several hours before, and taken home by police.

Lea Stokes, Former Flagler Chamber Chairman, Arrested on 2nd Drunk Driving Charge

| February 4, 2013

Lea Ann Stokes, who heads Flagler Beach’s Preferred Management Services, was on the way to a Super Bowl party Sunday evening when she was arrested in Flagler Beach, and tried unsuccessfully to use her connections to get out of the arrest.

Flagler Sheriff Tallies DUI Catch as Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Blood-Test Case

| September 28, 2012

Flagler County deputies arrested 11 drunk drivers and many others on charges unrelated to DUI. On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to decide whether forcing a DUI suspect to submit to a blood test is constitutional.

Two-Week DUI Crackdown Begins on Flagler and Florida Roads as FHP and Sheriff Mobilize

| August 16, 2012

The Florida Highway Patrol and the Flagler County Sheriff’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign begins Aug. 17 and stretching through the Labor Day weekend, which ends Sept. 3. It’s part of a national anti-DUI campaign, but no local checkpoints are scheduled.

FHP’s Crackdown and the Prohibitionist Politics of Drunk Driving: A Dissent

| July 6, 2012

Taking aim at today’s deployment of 40 FHP troopers on I-95, Darrell Smith calls the targeting of people who drink–as opposed to drunk drivers–a brown-shirted example of a police state mentality too readily embraced by the public.

Spectacular Crash on Colbert Lane, Better Result: No Injuries, But a DUI Arrest

| March 16, 2012

A spectacular crash closed Palm Coast’s Colbert Lane south of Blare Drive for almost two hours Thursday night as an Oldsmobile overturned and blocked most of the road after colliding with a BMW that ended up on the road’s shoulder. Despite the violence of the crash, no one was injured.

State Troopers Will Surge Drunk-Driving Patrols Through Labor Day

| August 20, 2010

The highway patrol will be out in full force between Aug. 20 and Sept. 6, hunting drunk drivers.

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