A Gainesville police officer has been charged with DUI (Driving Under the Influence or Drunk Driving) Officer James Elliott has been placed on paid leave while the criminal charges are pending. The officer blew a .156 and .153, which is well over the legal limit for DUI in the state of Florida.
A fellow police officer saw Elliott “driving erratically” and pulled him over. In order for police to have the right to pull you over, they have to see you commit a traffic violation such as speeding or observe you driving in such a way to make him believe you are driving under the influence of alcohol or some type of drug.
If you have any questions about a DUI charge, call our Jacksonville DUI Attorneys at (904) 634-0900.