Court transfers DUI case to veterans court

The 12th Circuit Court has one less case on its docket after transferring a case to a veterans court.

Richard Shane Burnett, 50, of Lakeland, was arrested May 27 after a Bradenton Beach police officer observed him speeding, almost striking pedestrians in the roundabout at Bridge Street and Gulf Drive.

Burnett was charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving, refusing to submit to a DUI test and violating a driver’s license curfew.

Judge Renee Inman transferred Burnett’s case Sept. 10 to the Polk County Veterans Treatment Court.

Veterans courts in Florida address treatment needs unique to the military with court personnel who partner with the state Veterans Health Administration and other veterans support groups, according to a website of the Office of the State Court Administrator.

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