Fla. Court Upholds Out-of-State License Revocation

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A three-judge panel has upheld the state's revocation of an out-of-state resident's Florida driving privileges in a drunken driving case.

The ruling Friday by the 1st District Court of Appeal is based on a law that permanently revokes a motorist's driver license after getting a fourth conviction for driving under the influence.

The panel rejected Jeffrey John Silha's argument that the law didn't apply to him because he no longer lived in the state and did not have a Florida license when he got his fourth DUI conviction in Georgia.

Florida revoked his license in 1999, but two years later he obtained an Arkansas license. In 2010, though, Arkansas refused to renew his license because Florida had suspended his driving privileges, even though he no longer had a Florida license.

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