Florida “Stand Your Ground” Law Could Be Expanded In Drivers’ Dispute


An unexpected roadway confrontation between a family from Indiana and a Florida man three years ago could reshape the way the state’s “stand your ground” law is applied, reports the Orlando Sentinel. Ronald Bretherick was driving toward Disney World with his wife, Deborah, and their son and daughter, when the family says they were nearly sideswiped by an SUV. Bretherick honked as the other driver, Derek Dunning, sped past. From there, the situation quickly escalated. By the time it was over, the Brethericks’ son Jared was in jail, accused of pointing a gun at Dunning. The then-22-year-old said he was trying to assure his family’s safety until authorities arrived.

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