Spring Break: Never Drive Impaired
Florida’s beautiful beaches and tourist destinations attract thousands of spring tourists each year. As more drivers hit Florida’s roads, the decision to drive under the influence of drugs and alcohol remains a serious problem.
Throughout the month of March, FHP and our state and local law enforcement partners will focus on state drinking laws and work to keep impaired drivers off the roads.
Not only does impaired driving put everyone on the road in danger, it can also have serious legal and monetary consequences. Penalties for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) can include costly fines, license revocation, jail time, and convictions can stay on your record for 75 years. Enjoy Spring Break responsibly and plan ahead. Designate a driver or use a shared transportation service; it is much cheaper than a DUI arrest.
- The legal drinking age in Florida is 21. Anyone under the age of 21 in possession of alcohol can be cited for a second degree misdemeanor, which can lead to costly court fees, fines, and other long-lasting consequences.
- It is illegal to sell alcohol to anyone under the age of 21 or to buy alcohol to anyone under the age of 21.
- Possession of an open container of alcoholic beverages in a vehicle (moving or stopped) by the driver and/or passenger(s) is a violation of Florida law.
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