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DUI Arrest by the Lakeland Police Department

If you have been arrested for DUI by the Lakeland Police Department you are not alone. Each year DUI enforcement officers arrest approximately 500 people for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in the City of Lakeland. LPD DUI enforcement units patrol the streets in Lakeland, FL, seven days a week.

Find out more about how we fight DUI cases, including DUI cases with a high blow over .08 on the breath test or an alleged "refusal" to submit to a breath, blood or urine test. Call today to talk to an experienced DUI attorney who aggressively fights DUI charges after an arrest by the Lakeland Police Department.

Lakeland Police Department's DUI Enforcement Unit 

The DUI Enforcement Unit for the Lakeland Police Department was created in 1998. The LPD DUI enforcement unit includes several officers who have completed specialized training on how to conduct field sobriety exercises or make an arrest involving an allegation of drug impairment. The officers also have training as Traffic Homicide Investigators. 

Videos about the LPD DUI Enforcement

Watch a video narrated by Robin Tillett for Access Lakeland. The video discusses how DUI Enforcement Officers with the Lakeland Police Department won a new 2009 Dodge Charger valued at $50,000.00 from the Florida Department of Transportation. The DUI vehicle is used for patrols and during DUI saturation patrols, and DUI sobriety checkpoints (often called "DUI roadblocks") conducted by LPD officers throughout the year.

In the video, Officer Frank Fitzgerld with the Lakeland Police Department explains that the DUI enforcement vehicle contains a mobile Intoxilyzer 8000 that is bolted into the vehicle. The Intoxilyzer 8000 is the only breathalyzer approved in the State of Florida.

Officer Fitzgerald shows off the vehicles which feature an in car digital video system to capture the roadside investigation. The video system also captures the suspect's performance on roadside agility tests (often called the "standarized field sobriety exercises" by law enforcement officers).

The DUI vehicle also has a microphone, in car police radio, in car lap top computer, radar unit with a front and rear moving antenna, Officer Frank Fitzgerald explains that the vehicle supplied by Florida Department of Transportation helps eliminate the lag time between arrest and the breath test.

Video narrated by Alex Gomez, a Lakeland Police Department DUI Enforcement Officer who discusses the Simulated Impaired Driving Experience vehicle. Johnnie Wombles with the Polk County Sheriff's Office DUI Enforcement unit helps teenagers learn more about the effects of drinking and driving.

DUI Crime Statistics from the Lakeland Police Department - read more about DUI crime statistics compiled by the Lakeland Police Department in Polk County, FL.

Contact an Experienced DUI Attorney

If you were arrested for DUI in Polk County, contact an experienced attorney with the Sammis Law Firm. Call 813-250-0500 to schedule an initial consultation with an attorney over the phone, or schedule an office consultation.

 Article last updated by Jason Sammis on December 20, 2013.