Florida TV Actor Arrested for DUI in Miami

Jeffrey Donovan, 41, was charged with driving under the influence (DUI) on July 11 following a late evening near-collision. Donovan, the main actor of USA’s “Burn Notice”, swerved his vehicle to avoid rear-ending a police vehicle on the road. Donovan claims that he “wasn’t that impaired” after being stopped by police following the incident. Officers wrote in their paperwork that Donovan had consumed “Benadryl and three glasses of wine.” Refusing to take the breath test, he was arrested and taken down to Miami Beach police headquarters where he was later released.

Most people don’t know that they are not legally obligated to take any DUI test while out in the field. In this instance, police may escort the driver to a police station where he or she must then undergo DUI testing. A test that results in a 0.08% or higher blood alcohol level, evidence of impairment of one’s normal faculties, or a complete refusal to take the test can lead to a DUI charge and the suspension of one’s driver’s license.


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