Last week, rapper Flo Rida, known for his hit songs “Low” and “Right Round”, was arrested in Miami Beach and charged with driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license. Thankfully, this incident did not result in an auto accident.
According to the Sun Sentinel and TMZ, Flo Rida, a native of Miami Gardens whose real name is Tramar Dillard, was driving through South Beach at about 3:30 am when police pulled over his 2008 Bugatti and detected the smell of alcohol. The rapper apparently had a blood alcohol level of .185. The legal limit in Florida is .08.
DUI accidents account for thousands of fatalities every year. The figures, according to Alcohol Alert, show that there were over 37,000 alcohol-related deaths in 2008, with 1,041 of those deaths occurring in Florida. That number accounted for 35% of Florida’s total driving fatalities that year.
If you have been the victim of a DUI-related accident, consult with a Florida auto accident attorney.