From a CBS affiliate, lucky number nine was anything but for Dale Gufoil…
A simple stop at a nearby yard sale turned out to be his undoing. 51-year-old Gufoil was arrested on a multitude of charges including his ninth DUI!
Last Sunday, police responded to a yard sale after reports of a broken down truck stalled in a driveway. When they arrived, they found Gufoil attempting to leave the sale but unable to do so because of mechanical issues.
Police began the DUI investigation when they saw the suspect behind the wheel of the truck displaying multiple signs of impairment.
After the investigation, Gufoil was arrested where it was discovered that he had eight prior DUI convictions.
His troubles did not end there. Besides the driving under the influence charge, he was also arrested for Driving While Suspended or Revoked, Possession of a Controlled Substance without a Prescription (Oxycodone), and Failure to Have Insurance in Possession among other charges.
In Florida, a fourth DUI overall or a third-with-in 10 years would qualify as a felony DUI, a third-degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison. If he was found guilty of the charge, it would be an almost guarantee of a lengthy prison sentence. Add up to another five years for the drug charge and five years for the felony DWLSR charge and a Florida defendant could be facing up to 15 years plus in prison!
Have you or a loved one been arrested for a DUI or possession of a controlled substance? Then call the Clearwater criminal defense lawyers of Blake & Dorsten, P.A. today! These former prosecutors are experienced trial attorneys.
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