High Profile South Florida Lobbyist Arrested For DUI

One of the most powerful lobbyist in Tallahassee was arrested Sunday in Broward on DUI-related charges.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office says Ron Book was brought to the Broward Main Jail after his arrest by Florida Highway Patrol on three charges - a first-offense charge of DUI, refusal to submit to a DUI test and DUI with damage to a person or property.

All of the charges are misdemeanors.

Book has already bonded out on $1,500 bond.

He claims he has cancer and is on a number of different medications.

His clients include large Florida-based corporations like AutoNation and a wide array of local governmental entities, including Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

He's the chair of the Miami-Dade Homeless Trust and is the father of Florida State Senator Lauren Book.

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