Case #: 1XX-13XXXXXM10A NO CONVICTION AS CHARGED
The Defendant was seen speeding at 80 mph at the Fort Lauderdale International Airport. Broward Sheriff’s Deputies intercepted and stopped the Defendant’s vehicle just as it entered I-595. The Defendant was thrown out of the vehicle by the officers at gunpoint immediately after being stopped. He was then thrown to the ground, manhandled by the two officers and then handcuffed. The Defendant was then lifted off the ground by the officers and was then observed to have the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage; slurred speech; flushed face; bloodshot eyes and the inability to maintain his balance. The Defendant was then required to participate in the HGN roadside exercise, which revealed the Defendant was obviously impaired. The Defendant was asked if he had been drinking and responded “You got me man, I’m drunk” and “I just drank two full pitchers of beer at the airport before I left”. The Defendant was arrested for DUI and refused the breath test. The firm filed a Motion to Suppress based upon multiple search and seizure issues, all of which were granted by the court. The State dismissed all charges against the Defendant.