What is a crash? Florida courts debate definition in DUI case

A pickup flipped in a ditch in Tallahassee in the early morning hours. Booze inside. The driver reeked of alcohol, with bloodshot eyes, slurred his words and fumbled about. He stumbled as a police officer explained the 12-step sobriety walking test. Then he wobbled off the line five times and demanded a cigarette.

All the makings of a drunken driving arrest? Maybe not.

A little-noticed, yearslong court battle over the single-vehicle accident that could have broad implications in a state where more than 1,000 people were killed by impaired drivers last year enters a crucial phase this week. A state prosecutor

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