Sumter County, FL (November 12, 2018) – This past week, a woman received a third-degree felony due to receiving her third DUI over the past few years. This happened after police located her with wine coolers in her golf cart.

Police found 73-year-old Marcia Nell Vandersnick slumped over the wheel of her golf cart around 4:30 p.m. stopped on the side of the path for golf carts. The incident took place along the Buena Vista Boulevard.

Police say that, when they located her, there was an open wine cooler between her legs and a second empty wine cooler bottle was near the gas pedal. Vandersnick was unable to get through the FSTs without falling over and her breath sample registered at .217.

When police investigated further, they found that Vandersnick had two prior DUI convictions in 2014. Her third charge was elevated to a third-degree felony. She was released from prison this week after posting a bond.

Sumter County DUI Laws

Sumter County, FL – Woman Receives Third-Degree Felony for Third DUIMany people are arrested for DUI every year across Florida, even more so than many other crimes. DUI is a very serious offense that can lead to enormous fines, community service, prison time, and more depending on the circumstances. The courts view it incredibly seriously because they see it as risking the lives of everybody on the roads. If you have been arrested for DUI more than once, you might find that the charges are upgraded in your case, which means that you might be spending more time in prison, receive probation time for several months, and even have to take classes. If you believe that you have a defense to one of these crimes, you might have questions for an experienced attorney.

If you have been accused of a DUI crime in the Orlando area, you might have questions about how you can bring a defense to move forward in the midst of your case. Nobody wants to face the impact that a DUI can leave on their life. At Musca Law, we realize how important your claim is to you and want to stand by your side when you need us the most. Do not hesitate to reach us today for more information at (888) 484-5057.

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