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October 2014 Archives

Florida man faces battery charge after argument turns physical

A Daytona Beach official is facing criminal charges after an argument in the early morning hours of Oct. 19 outside a gated community in Pelican Bay allegedly turned violent. The 47-year-old city commissioner is accused of striking a 66-year-old man, and he has been charged with battery. A police report indicated that the commissioner may have been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the alleged altercation, but he is not facing drunk driving charges as officers said that they did not observe him behind the wheel of a vehicle.

Football executive fired after Florida DUI charge

Florida media outlets have reported that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have fired one of their senior executives after he was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence. The man was charged with DUI after a traffic incident during the early morning hours of Oct. 16. Later in the day, the team released a statement to the press announcing that the director of player development had been terminated.

Woman charged for DUI after fatal wreck

A 32-year-old Florida woman was accused of being impaired when she allegedly caused a fatal crash over the summer. The Boca Pointe resident was charged for vehicular homicide and DUI manslaughter. She was held in custody at the Palm Beach County Jail and was released on bond about six hours after she was detained.

Overview of robbery in Florida

Florida addresses property crimes, including robbery, in its state statutes. Robbery differs from theft in that the use of force is involved, while a theft does not involve force and might even occur without the knowledge of the alleged victim. Specifically, robbery means that property is confiscated from a person through the use of intimidation, threats, assault or other violence with the intent of permanently keeping the property. Florida classifies robbery as a felony.

Allegedly drunk woman strikes unmarked police car

The Florida Highway Patrol suspects that a Brevard County woman was impaired when she allegedly rear-ended a vehicle belonging to the Cocoa Police Department near the intersection of Clearlake Road and Michigan Avenue. Reportedly, the Sept. 27 incident occurred at about 5 p.m.

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