Case #: 16ct00xxxxx
On February 13, 2016 at approximately 5:20 am, a Florida Highway Patrol Trooper was traveling on I-4 eastbound when he paced a vehicle traveling approximately 78 mph in a 65 mph zone. The vehicle was also unable to maintain a single lane as it would partially enter the outside shoulder from the outside lane. The vehicle would also enter the center lane from the outside lane halfway and then back to the outside lane. The erratic driving was observed for about 1 mile. The vehicle was then stopped for speeding and suspicion of DUI. When the Trooper made contact with the Defendant, his speech was slurred and there was a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. The Defendant admitted to a couple beers earlier. The Defendant agreed to perform field sobriety exercises and performed poorly displaying multiple indicators of impairment. The Defendant was arrested for DUI and provided a breath sample of .111/.111.
Results: The case was set for trial, but before the trial began, the State dropped the DUI charge.