Case #: 2016cm006xxxxxx
On May 13, 2016 at 11 pm, a Tampa Police officer observed a red Nissan Versa driving on Howard Avenue at a very high rate of speed. The vehicle was also weaving in and out of traffic. The vehicle was paced at 70 mph in a 40 mph zone. The Officer then initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. The Defendant immediately stated to the Officer that she knew she was speeding and was coming from the Outpost. The Defendant stated that she did not have anything to drink while at the Outpost. The Officer noticed a distinct odor of alcoholic beverage on her breath as they spoke and her eyes were glassy/red/bloodshot. The Defendant agreed to allow the Officer to check her eyes which displayed multiple clues on the HGN test. The Defendant then refused to perform any further field sobriety exercises. The Defendant was then placed under arrest for DUI. During search of the Defendant a single, small yellow round pill was located in her wallet. The pill was marked 'TEVA 832', which was found to be Clonazepam 0.5 mg. The Defendant did not have a prescription attached. The Defendant was then transported to Central Breath Testing and provided a breath sample of .096/.098.
Results: The State dismissed the possession of prescription drug charge and dropped the DUI charge.