Case #: 17-ct-xxxxxx
On January 30, 2017, a Hillsborough County Deputy conducted a traffic stop after he observed a substance being thrown form the driver’s window. The Deputy believed the substance to be a clear baggie with a green leafy substance. The Deputy approached the Defendant who was in the driver’s seat. The Defendant had slurred speech, glassy/watery eyes, and an odor of an alcoholic beverage. The Defendant was then asked to exit the vehicle and read her Miranda rights, which she waived. The Defendant admitted to 4 rum and cokes. She performed poorly on field sobriety exercises and was arrested for DUI. The Defendant provided a breath sample of .092 and .089.
Result: the firm filed a motion to suppress and the State dropped the DUI charge.