“The awards do not seem to account for numbers of wrongly accused citizens who may be ultimately cleared of these charges.”
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“Trooper sets records for DUI arrests.”
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If you refuse to take a breath, blood, or urine test after being arrested for DUI, or if results of your breath test were .08% or above, your license will be suspended unless a written demand for an administrative hearing is filed within 10 days after arrest. Call 813-222-2220 for help now.
DUI News Update from Pasco County, Florida
Video Florida Highway Patrol Arrest Contest
I continue to be concerned with the game that some police agencies have made out of DUI arrests. Cops in Pasco County Florida set out to break a record of some sort and informed the media that a DUI record was broken. The headline reads: “Trooper sets records for DUI arrests.”
Trooper Ron Evans and his colleague “fellow Trooper Richard Arias focus a lot of attention of U.S. 19” so says Fox News in Tampa, Florida. “Evans has developed a well-known reputation for getting suspected drunk drivers off the streets. Last year, he made 238 arrests; back in 2004, he arrested 300.” says Fox News. Arias became a Trooper less than a year ago says capitalsoup.com.
I remain concerned about sparsely populated Pasco County, Florida that consistently wins “awards” for huge numbers of arrests. One recent report stated: “Deputies Shane Metzler, 31, Robert Monsegur, 42 and Adam Cinelli, 30, received a Meritorious Service Award for Accomplishment for making more than 100 DUI arrests in Pasco.”
These awards encourage arrests and are unique to the crime. The awards do not seem to account for numbers of wrongly accused citizens who may be ultimately cleared of these charges. We are reviewing one case where the suspect took a breath test with a .000 result and there were no indications of illegal drug test results.
About W. F. ”Casey” Ebsary, Jr.
W.F. “Casey” Ebsary, Jr.
Former Prosecutor and
Board Certified Criminal
Casey has fought Pasco County Prosecutors for years. Pasco DUI Attorney Lawyer, W. F. ”Casey” Ebsary, Jr. can answer your questions. Casey is a former Florida DUI / DWI prosecutor, You can contact Casey by calling 813-222-2220. Casey has been practicing law for over 20 years, has handled thousands of criminal cases, and knows how to help you.
I just reviewed the report of a Deputy being arrested for Driving under the Influence in Pasco County, Florida. We have removed his name from this report to protect his innocence. After the standard decision that the guy failed the roadside tests, they arrested him and then he blew UNDER the legal limit.
The report states the Deputy “was pulled over a few minutes before midnight, after a[nother] deputy saw him turn from U.S. 19 onto State Road 52, nearly heading into oncoming traffic, according to a Pasco County Sheriff’s Office report. “
The symptoms noted in the report are almost identical to the field sobriety test results in numerous other DUI cases handled in Pasco County by my office. The reports states the Deputy “had ‘a strong odor of alcohol’ on his breath and ‘bloodshot and glassy’ eyes . . . . His blood alcohol level was measured at 0.072 and 0.067, just below the 0.08 threshold at which Florida law presumes impairment, but [the deputy] failed the field sobriety tests, the report said. He told deputies he had four or five drinks. [the deputy], who began working at the jail in 2007, was charged with DUI and released on bail. He is on unpaid leave until the charge is resolved.
Cops are continuing their efforts to win DUI arrest contests.Florida Highway Patrol spokesman for the highway patrol’s Tampa Bay area troop says, “Pasco Countydoes not necessarily have a higher number of drivers, but more are arrested in Pasco County . . . .” We ask how can a small Florida county “win” this contest repeatedly?
One media source reports,”troopers made 942 DUI arrests in Pasco, compared to 294 in Hillsborough County.” The report also noted, “While Evans was a finalist for the award in 2010 he was bested by Trooper Michael Hollis, Jr. who also works in the Land O’ Lakes area, with 203 DUI arrests in 2009. In 2008, their colleague Terry Goswick Jr. captured the award with 190 arrests in 2009.”
“For four years in a row, a Florida Highway Patrol trooper working in Land O’ Lakes area has made the most driving under the influence arrests for the agency in the state.” Notably, the Highway Patrol has not done a press release about how many of those arrests are ultimately thrown out of court.
More Information About W. F. ”Casey” Ebsary, Jr.
W. F. ”Casey” Ebsary, Jr. has helped in hundreds if not thousands of DUI cases. He has represented clients in driving under the influence, driving while intoxicated (DUI/DWI) cases in Pasco County Florida. He is a former Assistant State Attorney and Prosecutor.
Mr. Ebsary also has received an AV Rating by the Martindale Hubbell Law directory. This is their highest rating and shows that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence. He has practiced law for many years, and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.