Case #: 09CXXX12XX02AXX NO CONVICTION AS CHARGED
The Defendant was traveling northbound on the turnpike. An off duty Miami-Dade police officer contacted FHP advising that the Defendant’s vehicle was “all over the road” so much so that traffic was unable to pass. An FHP trooper traveled to the area and observed the Defendant unable to maintain a single lane, drifting across the roadway. After initiating a traffic stop, the trooper noticed an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the Defendant. The Defendant performed poorly on the field sobriety exercises; most notable to the trooper, the Defendant was unable to maintain one leg in the air for more than 3 seconds. Defense counsel demanded a trial. The Assistant State Attorney dismissed the DUI charge instead of going to trial.