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Resource ID: #16284
Subject: Police
Source: Tribune (Tampa, Fla.)
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Date: April 18, 1999; December 26-27, 1999

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A Tampa Tribune investigation revealed that "Florida motorists flee crash scenes to avoid drunken driving charges, abandoning dying victims. By the time police catch drivers, they're sober, and likely to escape a prison sentence.... They find unlikely conspirators: judges. Florida judges don't use all the tools at their disposal, including the ignition interlock..." The newspaper tracked a year's worth of such cases for this series.

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