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Man on lawnmower charged with Marion County DUI after hitting school bus

This new report is pretty unbelievable. The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that a central Florida man has been charged with driving under the influence after Marion County law enforcement said he crashed a stolen riding lawnmower into a school bus.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office reports that two men were riding the lawnmower down a Belleview road last week when a deputy responded to the area. The mower had been reported stolen from an Ocklawaha home earlier that morning. According to the deputy on the scene, the driver’s breath smelled like alcohol and was uncooperative. He was charged with DUI, threat to a public servant, criminal mischief and grand theft.

Did you know that roadside exercises are voluntary or that law enforcement must have probable cause to ask you for a breath sample? The Marion County DUI attorneys at Whittel & Melton, LLC understand the intricacies of DUI investigations and have obtained dismissals and suppression of evidence for many of their clients because law enforcement didn’t follow the proper investigative procedures. If you have been charged with a DUI, contact us at 352-726-0078. Don’t face the judge alone.

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