Case #: 09-1XXX4XXXM10A NO CONVICTION AS CHARGED
The defendant was charged with 5 separate counts of DUI causing Property Damage as a result of a 5 car accident that occurred in I-95 near Hollywood, Florida. Florida Highway Patrol Troopers arrived on scene to investigate the cause of the crash. According to the police paperwork several people involved in the accident identified the Defendant as the driver of the vehicle that caused the accident. The Officers noticed the Defendant to have the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage; bloodshot and watery eyes, flushed face and that he was unsteady on his feet. The officers then requested that the Defendant participate in Roadside Sobriety Exercises after making those observations, which the Defendant did. During the exercises, The Defendant could not walk in a straight line, and could not walk heel to toe during the walk and turn exercise. The Defendant was unable to hold his foot off of the ground and nearly fell over during the one leg stand. The Defendant was then arrested for DUI and refused to submit to a breath test. The Firm did a thorough investigation of the case and was able to prove through the use of depositions (sworn statements) that the officer was less than truthful in stating that other parties were able to identify our client as the driver. As a matter of fact, all of the parties gave depositions stating that each had no knowledge of who the driver was at the time of the crash, contrary to what the officer placed in his “sworn” reports. The State dropped all charges.