Case #: 08-160XX47XXM10A NO CONVICTION AS CHARGED
The Defendant was stopped by a Broward Sheriff’s Deputy for speeding and driving with his bright lights on. Upon making contact with the Defendant, the Deputy noticed that the Defendant had the odor of an alcoholic beverage, slurred speech, and glassy eyes. The Defendant told the officer that he was coming from his house and later from the beach. The Defendant admitted to consuming one beer. The Defendant was asked to do roadside exercises at the time of the traffic stop and at the police station. He performed poorly during all exercises. The Defendant refused the breath test. The firm defended the case by asserting that a reaction to medication coupled with the defendant’s hypertension caused the defendant to appear to be impaired, but not the alcohol. Furthermore, the Firm argued that the officer lacked credibility because he failed to videotape his investigation and the Defendant testified to a different version of events than did the officer. The Defendant was found not guilty of DUI by a jury after trial.