Around 5 a.m. on Sunday morning, a Gainesville, Florida man was arrested with charges of driving under the influence and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the parking lot of a Taco Bell restaurant. The man supposedly threatened another man in the parking lot with a handgun.
The Gainesville, FL man charged with DUI and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon allegedly pointed his handgun outfitted with a laser sight at a man who passed his vehicle in order to enter the drive-thru lane.
A Gainesville Police officer responded to the scene and performed a field sobriety test on the man, which he reportedly failed. A breath sample was also apparently provided that indicated the man was beyond the legal level for alcohol, according to an arrest report. The officer recovered a loaded semi-automatic handgun with laser sight from the Gainesville man’s pocket, according to the Gainesville Sun.
In Alachua County, if you wish to dispute your DUI suspension you have only 10 days from the time you were arrested to appeal the instantaneous suspension. Unlike criminal charges, DUI arrests are unique in the eyes of Florida law. Depending on the circumstances leading up to a DUI arrest and the defendant’s prior record, the case can have many possible conclusions.
The best thing to do after an arrest in Florida is to call the Law Offices of Florida DUI Attorneys at Whittel & Melton, LLC without delay. If you or a loved one has been accused of DUI in the Alachua County area or throughout the state of Florida call 1-866-608-5LAW (5529) or contact us online.