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Young man facing DUI charges after hitting pole

Many people may chalk up mistakes made by young people as a folly of youth. However, some mistakes cannot simply be forgiven or addressed with a stern lecture. In fact, if a young person is suspected of DUI, it is likely that his or her life is about to get a lot more complicated.

It was recently reported that a teenager in Florida was taken into custody after a vehicle accident. Apparently, the 18-year-old was driving a pickup truck when he collided with a barrier pole at a gas station. After allegedly hitting the pole, the driver the purportedly backed up and struck the pole again. Afterward, he went into the convenience store, according to witnesses. It was unclear how authorities became alerted to the situation.

At some point, an officer approached the young man and reportedly smelled alcohol. The officer also indicated that the man was having balance problems. The man refused to submit to a breath test, but there were purportedly empty beer bottles and an open container of whiskey inside the vehicle. As a result, the young man was taken into custody on multiple DUI-related charges.

This young man may be experiencing many feelings over this situation, but he undoubtedly wants to come out of this ordeal in the most favorable way possible. It may benefit him to gain information on what it means to face a DUI charge in Florida and what steps he could take to defend against the allegations. Utilizing local legal resources for information and assistance may be wise.