A Florida man was arrested for driving under the influence after he allegedly drove over the Florida Travel Restrictions Act (FTRA) and into the state.
The law prohibits drivers from operating vehicles in the state after midnight, unless accompanied by a law enforcement officer.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said that while the suspect was not impaired, he violated the law after he crossed into Florida on the morning of March 29.
The suspect is a passenger in a vehicle that was travelling at 40 mph and was in violation of the FTRA.
The driver, identified as Robert T. Rizzo, was driving under a provisional suspension of the suspension of a previous traffic citation.
The warrant was issued for his arrest on March 29, the same day that the driver was arrested.
Razzo was reportedly charged with two misdemeanors: Recklessly endangering another person and failure to stop at the scene of an accident.
According to the Florida Department Of Law Enforcement, the FDRA requires drivers to stop immediately upon entering the state and immediately immediately stop and render assistance to a person in distress, if requested by law enforcement officers.
The FDRI states: “It shall be unlawful for any person to operate or to permit to be operated any motor vehicle or any vessel within this state, whether or not it has a passenger or passengers, while the person is in or near this state unless otherwise directed by law.
The person shall render immediate assistance to any person in a situation of a life-threatening nature or if the person’s life or physical safety is in danger.”
Florida has a long history of enforcing its FDR as a tool to protect people’s lives.
In fact, the state has been known to cite violators for violations of the law.
In 2013, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that Florida has the right to enforce its FTR in the case of the fatal accident of Michael DeMello, a 21-year-old driver in Pensacola, Florida, in which he died after the driver ran over DeMellos mother, who was driving in her own car.
The court also said that Florida’s FDRs “protects motorists from serious injury or death and ensures the safety of all road users.”
In 2015, Florida passed the FWD Act, which also gives the state the authority to prosecute drivers who fail to comply with the law, and requires that they pay a fine of up to $250 and a court-ordered court date.
According the Florida Highway Patrol, the new law was created to protect drivers from the possibility of a citation or jail sentence.
However, the law does not specifically allow for drivers to be prosecuted for violating the FDTAs, and does not require them to stop in Florida unless otherwise ordered by law-enforcement officers.
Florida Governor Rick Scott has said that he intends to veto the bill, and has called the FWRAs “bad legislation.”
Florida’s Attorney General, Pam Bondi, has also said she will not sign the bill into law.
Florida’s Republican Governor Rick Womack has previously said that the law is unnecessary and will make Florida more dangerous for everyone.
In response to the law’s passage, Florida’s Department of Transportation issued the following statement: “Our focus is on maintaining safety, while respecting the wishes of motorists and other road users who have the right and responsibility to drive safely in our state.”
A spokesperson for the Florida Sheriff’s Office also told The Florida Times-Union that they will not enforce the law “without the assistance of law enforcement.
The Sheriff’s office and the Florida Division of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles will continue to work closely with law enforcement to ensure all Florida residents are safe.”
Florida Governor Scott has not yet announced whether he will veto the FUD Act.