Case #: 09-2XXX29XXM10A NO CONVICTION AS CHARGED
The Defendant was seen leaving a nightclub located on Broward Boulevard. The Defendant made an improper left turn onto Broward Boulevard and began to drive westbound in the eastbound lanes of travel. The Defendant was then stopped by an Officer from the Fort Lauderdale Police Department. Upon making contact with the Defendant, the officer noticed the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage, flushed face, bloodshot, glassy eyes and that the defendant was unsteady on his feet upon exiting his vehicle. A BSO DUI Task Force Officer was called to the scene for purposes of a DUI investigation. The DUI Investigator made identical physical observations of the Defendant and administered roadside sobriety exercises. The Defendant performed poorly on the roadside sobriety exercises which were captured on video. The Defendant submitted to the breath test that resulted in readings of .127/.125 g/210L, 50% over the legal limit of .08. The firm argued that the Defendant was not impaired at the time he was driving based on his appearance as was seen on the video and also argued that his driving was due to his unfamiliarity with the area. The Defendant was found not guilty by a jury after only 10 minutes of deliberations and the Court found him not guilty of all infractions of driving the wrong way and improper left turn.