A 44-year-old Florida man faces several charges after waving a gun in a bar and then driving drunk. According to the law enforcement, Allan Joseph Foubister is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, DUI and carrying a concealed weapon.
At 11:51 p.m., deputies responded to a distress call from a bar on Palm Beach Boulevard. The call followed an altercation between Foubister and several bar patrons.
According to News-Press.com, Foubister was asked to leave by bar employees. He walked out to his SUV, pulled out a gun, loaded it and began threatening to kill people. He then fled in his vehicle.
After deputies pulled over Foubister’s SUV, they discovered a .40 caliber handgun beneath his seat. Foubister appeared intoxicated. Sherriff deputies took the man into custody after charging him with a DUI.
Florida implements some of the strictest DUI laws in the country. Florida DMV statistics for 2011 showed that state law enforcement agencies issued approximately 55,000 DUI citations and 34,000 convictions.
A motorist convicted of his or her first DUI incurs fines, community service, incarnation for up to six months, 12 hours of DUI classes and a revoked license for a minimum of 180 days. Second drink-driving convictions garner harsher penalties, such as the Ignition Interlock program, in which drivers must pass a breathalyzer test mounted to their dashboards before operating their vehicles.
Florida has a zero-tolerance policy for motorists under 21 years old who drink and drive. Any motorist below the age of 21 whose blood-alcohol content tests .02 or above automatically loses his or her license. The Florida DMV’s website states that “the .02 limit really means that you cannot have a single drink and drive.”
DUI convictions also result in higher insurance costs. Non-U.S. citizens face deportation back to their countries of origin if convicted of a DUI.
If you, a family member or someone close to you faces a DUI conviction in the Fort Myers or Lee County areas, you need the legal expertise of Michael Rehab, a DUI attorney with years of experience defending residents of Florida. Contact his office at 866-949-0888 for a free consultation today!