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Report: Cary Pigman charged with early morning DUI

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State Rep. Cary Pigman, HD 55

State Rep. Cary Pigman faces a misdemeanor drunk-driving charge in St. Lucie County after a traffic stop late Thursday, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. The FHP charged the Avon Park Republican as he was driving on Florida’s Turnpike. Pigman, first elected in 2012, is an emergency medicine physician and U.S. Army Reserve doctor who served in Iraq. He chairs the House Health Quality Subcommittee. The Legislature concluded the third week of its annual Session on Thursday.  The arrest report says a…

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Pinellas may ban late-night towing from bars, restaurants to curb drunken driving

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Pinellas County Commission has agreed to to gather more information regarding the creation of a possible ordinance to ban late-night towing from bar and restaurant parking lots. During the closing minutes of Commission’s Tuesday regular meeting, Chairman Charlie Justice presented the idea to the rest of the board. “Hopefully it’ll encourage people to get a cab, get an Uber, get a friend to give them a ride home, as oppose to worrying about their car so much that they’re going…

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Uber says ride-hailing is helping to reduce DUIs

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The ride-hailing firm Uber held a press conference on Monday with two Florida officials to talk about their services are “changing the mindset” of Floridians in terms of how they get home after a night out. Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo and Miami Gardens Sen. Oscar Braynon joined with Uber Trust and Safety Lead Amanda DeSantis, who presented research Uber conducted which shows a correlation between peak rider times – generally around the closing times of bars and late on weekends – and dangerous times for drivers.…

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