Daily Archives: March 3, 2008
The latest example of the ubiquitous DUI Double Standard:
Regional Agency Head Suspended After DUI Arrest
Palm City, FL. – The leader of a Treasure Coast-wide agency established to provide classes for people convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs was suspended from her job Wednesday in the wake of her DUI arrest Monday.
The Comprehensive Offender Rehabilitation and Education program will continue to operate normally despite the arrest and suspension of its executive director, Margot “Peggy” Cioffi, 59, of Palm City, program officials said…
Cioffi, whose blood alcohol level was measured in a breath test at 0.336, could not immediately be reached for comment. The legal driving limit in Florida is 0.08 percent.
Cioffi was accused of striking another car with her Nissan SUV near Matheson Avenue, driving home, pulling away from a deputy as he tried to handcuff her, and screaming so loud neighbors came out of their homes, a deputy’s report says.
Apparently, Ms. Cioffi didn’t qualify under the provisions of the Federal DUI Immunity Act of 1998, which has previously been held to apply only to police officers, prosecutors and judges.
(Thanks to David Baker.)