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The Defendant was driving at a high rate of speed when she took a turn and crashed her vehicle. The Defendant said she was run off the road from her boyfriend. She then said that her boyfriend struck her vehicle. She also could not state what road she was on and kept saying she was on 4th or 28th street. Additionally, she had a strong odor of alcohol coming from her breath and her eyes were red and glassy. Her speech was slurred and her face was red and flushed. She was swaying back and forth as she was standing there and had a green wristband on from the Dubliner (a bar in Boca Raton). An independent witness told the officer that he witnessed the Defendant driving at a high rate of speed and crash her car. He said that there were no other cars around and nobody ran her off the road. The right front tire and the left front tire was bent out completely and there were tire marks on the median. After being read her rights she refused to do roadside tasks and admitted to being on Zoloft, Prozac, and Ambien. She admitted to having 2 Tequila Sunrises at The Dubliner. She also stated that she had domestic problems at her house. She was arrested and then refused to submit to a sample of her breath. The Firm was prepared to file numerous motions to which the State agreed. The State agreed that if this was not considered a crash under Florida Law, no officer saw her behind the wheel of her car. However, the State also agreed that the Defendant invoked her right to remain silent and no statements were admissible if the State were to proceed to trial. Additionally, parts of the report were inconsistent with the roadside videos. The State dropped the charges the week before trial.