Republican State Rep. Dan Eagle has announced he is eager to put the ordeal of his DUI arrest behind him, following a plea deal that ended with prosecutors agreeing to reduce the DUI charge to reckless driving.
Daytona DUI defense attorneys understand the Cape Coral lawmaker pleaded no contest to the lesser charge, and received six months of probation, 100 hours of community service, a requirement to attend a driver counseling program and an agreement to submit to random alcohol testing. He also lost his license for one year (though he was granted privileges to drive for work), due to the fact that he refused an alcohol breathalyzer test when he was pulled over.
The penalties for reckless driving are decidedly less than those incurred for a DUI conviction. Reckless driving that doesn't result in injury or property damage is a traffic infraction - and who among us has never gotten a ticket?