Tag Archives: Florida Highway Patrol

Waived Fees Help Drivers Save Money On Traffic Citations

By on April 21st, 2015 | Last updated: April 21, 2015 at 3:30 pm

As an effort to help traffic violators pay off citations, Clerks in the state of Florida initiated the money saving opportunity Operation Green Light. On Saturday, Alachua County hosted the promotion to waive fees to help residents cut the cost on paying off their citations.

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I-75 Lanes Clear After Early Morning Accident

By on March 16th, 2015 | Last updated: March 16, 2015 at 12:56 pm

I-75 has reopened after a northbound mutli-vehicle accident shut down both sides of the highway early Monday morning. The initial accident caused a second crash on the southbound lanes involving semi trucks. The roadway is being cleaned up and there are still lane closures.

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Florida Given Four Out Of Five Stars For Efforts In Preventing Drunken Driving

By on January 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: January 23, 2015 at 4:29 pm

Florida received a four out of five-star rating for its efforts to prevent drunk driving. Florida’s current ignition-interlock statutes is the only factor keeping Florida from a five-star rating.

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Steve Maynard Named Waldo’s Interim Police Chief

By and on September 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: September 3, 2014 at 6:20 pm

The Alachua County Sherriff’s Office has named Acting Captain Steve Maynard as Waldo’s new interim police chief, after the previous chief was accused of enacting illegal ticket quotas.

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Plane Runs Low On Fuel, Sets Down on State Road 16

By and on March 25th, 2014 | Last updated: March 27, 2014 at 5:57 am

On the last leg of his journey from Minneapolis to Jacksonville, pilot George Momberg made a precautionary landing on State Road 16.

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Lake City Officer Kills Armed Tennessee Driver at Safety Checkpoint

By on March 15th, 2014 | Last updated: March 15, 2014 at 7:12 pm

Officer Michael Lee is on administrative leave after the Friday night incident.

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ATV Accident Increase In Florida Follows National Trend

By on December 11th, 2013 | Last updated: January 8, 2014 at 1:25 pm

ATV-related crashes occurred at a rate of about one per week in 2012 and 2013 in North Central Florida, and children were frequently among the injured or dead. Riders and officials alike agree: basic safety precautions and tighter focus on the state’s helmet law would help limit tragedies.

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More Craig Lowe arrest video released; deputies on scene tell mayor his job is cause for different treatment

By and on April 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: September 28, 2013 at 11:28 pm

The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office released dashboard video Tuesday from the night of Gainesville Mayor Craig Lowe’s arrest. The video includes conversation between Lowe and deputies.

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FHP releases dashboard video of Gainesville mayor’s arrest

By on March 29th, 2013 | Last updated: September 12, 2013 at 8:10 am

Video released to WUFT News by the Florida Highway Patrol Friday afternoon shows Gainesville Mayor Craig Lowe completing sobriety tests at the site of the crash that led to his driving under the influence charge last week.

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Gainesville Mayor Craig Lowe arrested on suspicion of DUI

By , and on March 21st, 2013 | Last updated: March 22, 2013 at 3:47 pm

Gainesville Mayor Craig Lowe was arrested and charged with DUI Thursday morning after a single-car crash.

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