Brandon Woman Arrested for DUI 3 Times in 6 Days

Last week, a Brandon woman was pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence on three separate occasions within a six day period, according to Hillsborough County jail reports.

J. Yi, 31, was arrested on Tuesday morning near her home on Camellia Drive E. The arrest came just four days after she was arrested on Friday afternoon on Brandon Boulevard. Before Friday’s encounter with police, she was arrested Thursday evening while driving on the same road.

All three of Yi’s arrests were for driving under the influence.

Yi refused to submit to blood-alcohol testing during the first two DUI arrests, however, the authorities are awaiting the results of the test that was taken after her third stop, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Sheriff’s Office Spokeswoman Debbie Carter said that she doesn’t recall in her 30 years seeing anyone arrested for DUI three times in less than six days.

For Yi’s third DUI offense, she was held without bail.

According to records, Yi is a price coordinator for Coca-Cola.

Florida Penalties for a Third DUI Offense

DUI, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, is covered under Sec. 316.193 of the Florida Statutes. Under this section, it is unlawful to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or above.

The penalties for a third DUI are as follows:

  • $2,000 to $5,000 in fines
  • Up to 5 years imprisonment
  • 90 days vehicle impoundment
  • Mandatory completion of DUI school
  • Minimum 10 years license revocation

Under Sec. 316.193(2),(3) F.S., anyone who is convicted of a third DUI within a 10 year period, or a subsequent DUI is guilty of a third degree felony.

Whenever a person refuses to submit to a chemical test in the form of a blood, breath, or urine test, a second or subsequent refusal is a misdemeanor of the first degree under Florida’s implied consent law.

For a first chemical test refusal, the suspension period is 1 year. A second or subsequent refusal will result in an 18-month driver’s license suspension.

If you are facing DUI charges, contact Thomas & Paulk to schedule a free consultation with a Tampa DUI defense lawyer. As former prosecutors who have handled over 7,000 cases, we have what it takes to defend your criminal charges!