Case #: 16ctxxxxxx
On October 9, 2016, at approximately 8:21am a Hillsborough County Sheriff Deputy responded to a suspicious vehicle call. Upon arriving at the scene, he saw a grey Hyundai facing a barricade to a dumpster in the parking lot, not in a designated parking space. The keys were in the ignition and the vehicle was still running. The driver was unconscious in the driver seat. After knocking on the window multiple times, the driver awoke and had difficulty opening the window. As the defendant exited the vehicle he had to lean his back on the car as he stood. The Defendant had a distinct odor of alcohol emanating from his breath. He admitted to drinking earlier in the evening. The Deputy requested the defendant perform field sobriety exercises, which he refused. The defendant was then placed under arrest for DUI, and subsequently provided a breath sample of .201 and .212.
Results: the firm filed a motion to suppress and prior to the motion hearing, the State dropped the DUI charge.