August 26, 2008

Florida Woman Arrested for 10th DUI

Sheriff’s officials are calling it a local record: an Ellenton woman was jailed Saturday on her 10th drunken-driving arrest.

Data from the Florida Department of Transportation shows there are about 108,000 drivers in Florida with more than three DUI convictions. Read the complete story from the Sarasota, Florida Herald Tribune.

Research shows that individuals convicted of drunk driving for the first time have driven drunk more than 87 times before their first arrest. People drive drunk because they can. MADD advocates mandatory ignition interlocks for all convicted drunk driving offenders.

Call on your lawmakers to support ignition interlocks for all convicted DUI offenders.

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