|What is required for a citizen to make a valid arrest for DUI?|
What is required for a citizen to make a valid arrest for DUI?
The standard for a valid citizen's arrest is as follows:
Complete Text of Recent DUI Citizen's Arrest Opinion
Florida Law Weekly summarized the case as follows:
"Officers did not have probable cause to arrest defendant for DUI where officers observed defendant standing beside vehicle parked in wrong direction on side of highway but did not observe her driving or in actual physical control of vehicle"
"Off-duty first responder who observed defendant driving wrong way on highway, took away her vehicle keys when she came to stop, and directed her to sit in passenger seat to await on-duty first responders did not effect citizen's arrest where it is clear that he intended to detain defendant so that she could be evaluated by medical and law enforcement personnel, but it is not clear whether he intended to arrest defendant for DUI"
"Results of field sobriety exercises and any matters related to breath test are suppressed"
Source: Online Reference: FLWSUPP 2404LEDF