Free to Flee

Number 27829
Subject Driving
Source Naples Daily News
State
Year 2016
Publication Date March 4, 11, 2016
Summary In Florida, drunk drivers are routinely not arrested immediately after they cause a fatal crash, even when there’s sufficient probable cause to arrest them. In many cases, the drivers remain free as the investigations drag on for many months, well beyond accepted standards. Our investigation found that dozens of drunk drivers have escaped justice and hundreds more were left on the streets for years before being arrested and convicted, with some committing other crimes while they enjoyed their freedom.
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Keywords drunk; intoxicated; arrest; crash; accidents
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