Case #: 20XXX020XX47AXX NO CONVICTION AS CHARGED
The Defendant made an abrupt right turn from Federal to Dixie Highway where there was a no right turn signal. The driver then made an abrupt lane change and almost struck the edge of the sidewalk. The vehicle then continuously began to swerve to the right and on several occasions the tires traveled across the solid white lines almost striking the sidewalk. The trooper initiated a traffic stop at about 1:45 a.m. and asked the defendant where he was going. He said he was going to checkers to eat and that he was coming from his house. His eyes were bloodshot and glassy and he had an odor of alcohol coming from his breath. When asked if he had drank, he said no. The Defendant performed poorly on the first two roadsides and then refused to perform the Finger to Nose and Rhomberg Alphabet by stating “just take me to jail.” The Defendant was arrested and asked to submit to a breath test which he refused. The Firm pointed out to the State that there were many weaknesses in the case regarding the roadside video and Breath Alcohol Testing Video. After months of negotiations, the State of Florida agreed to dismiss the charges for Driving Under the Influence.