Key West, FL (July 28, 2019) - A police officer with the city of Miami was arrested on DUI Charges in the Florida Keys.  The arrest happened on Saturday, July 20th around 7:15 pm.

According to reports, 39-year-old Danny Hebra was driving a Chevy Tahoe that was spotted weaving in and out of traffic for about a half-mile. Hebra attempted to make a right turn onto Jewfish Avenue when he was pulled over.  When asked to produce his registration, Hebra responded by handing the officer his police badge.  The arresting officer noted that Hebra smelled of alcohol, had a flush face, and slurred speech.  

When asked to perform field sobriety tests, Hebra was swaying while standing in place.  Hebra then asked to make a phone call from the roadside.  Following the call, he informed officers that he did not wish to perform any field sobriety tests.  He was placed under arrest and taken to a station in Plantation Key.  Hebra then refused to submit to a breath test and also refused to give a written statement to police. 
Hebra was charged with driving under the influence.  Kiara Delva, a spokeswoman with the Miami Police Department, confirmed that Hebra was an employee but otherwise declined to comment further on his arrest. 

Miami DUI Laws

A Florida DUI charge is a serious event in your life.  DUI charges can cause large increases in your insurance premiums and may result in the suspension of your driver's license.  Further, you can be Key West, FL - Miami Police Officer Arrested for DUIordered to submit to alcohol classes and may even face jail time depending on the circumstances of your case.  If the DUI is your second or third offense, the penalties will likely be harsher and could include mandatory time in jail.  

When you are charged with a DUI, an experienced Florida DUI attorney can help ensure that your rights are protected.  Officers must act properly at all stages of the DUI investigation process.  This includes a reasonable suspicion to stop your vehicle, probable cause to arrest you for DUI and also ensuring that all procedures are followed with regard to the administration of sobriety testing.  A single mistake can result in the entire process being challenged and may impact the evidence in your case.  

At Musca Law, our experienced Florida DUI defense attorneys know what to look for in every DUI case.  We are here to protect your rights and your future.  For a free consultation with a Key West DUI lawyer, please give us a call any time at 888-484-5057.