DUIs, Citations and Crashes Reported During Bikefest in Leesburg

April 28, 2016 Posted in Criminal Defense, DUI, The Villages News, Villages Auto Accident Attorney

The Leesburg Bikefest resulted in at least 45 citations — including five DUIs — and 55 traffic warnings through early Saturday by law enforcement.

According to Leesburg police, there also was one felony drug arrest, an arrest made off a felony warrant and four civil citations.

There were also four crashes with injuries in Lake County involving motorcycles.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Highway Patrol and officers from other nearby police agencies have been called in to help patrol the event.

Police said the numbers reflect incidents in the outer perimeter traffic areas of the Bikefest venue — a venue that stretches between 9th to Kaolin streets and Magnolia to Meadow streets.

In Florida, DUI laws are the exact same for someone riding a motorcycle as someone operating a car or truck. While a motorcycle is definitely a fun way of getting around, you must still adhere to drunk driving laws in Florida when driving a motorcycle. If you are riding a motorcycle or operating any vehicle and have a blood alcohol content above the legal limit of .08 you can be arrested for drunk driving.

If you are accused of operating a motorcycle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, then you need a Villages DUI Defense Lawyer at Whittel & Melton to defend you. We will do everything possible to avoid you from being convicted or to minimize the punishment that you could face. Call us today at 352-369-5334 or contact us online for a free consultation.

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