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20XXXX013XXX6AXX NO CONVICTION AS CHARGED

The Facts

Case #: 20XXXX013XXX6AXX NO CONVICTION AS CHARGED

Charges

The Results

The Defendant was driving west on Okeechobee Bvld. when the she hit the driver’s side rear view mirror of another vehicle. The driver of that vehicle observed the defendant cross the line four times while she drove and then suddenly turned into Publix plaza crossing two lanes of traffic and almost striking another vehicle. The Defendant came to a stop at a stop sign for about 2 minutes and continued driving to the entrance of Andros Isles where she almost struck a curb. The driver walked up to the car and the Defendant denied hitting his vehicle. When he asked the Defendant to exchange information, she could not locate her driver’s license and appeared to be confused. She then started her car again after she had turned it off and tried to leave but was blocked by a pole. A DUI unit came on scene and noticed the Defendant in the driver’s seat with red/glassy eyes and droopy eye lids. He smelled a strong odor of cigarettes and her speech was slow and slurred with a flushed face. She appeared dazed and confused. She was unsteady on her feet and was swaying. She said she took Ambien last night and then consented to roadsides. She was arrested for Driving Under the Influence and then consented to a urine at the Breath Alcohol Testing Facility. Lab results revealed Hydrocodone and Alprazolam in her urine (controlled substances under Florida Law). The Firm pushed the case to trial after deposing the listed forensic Toxicologist. The Defense had numerous negotiations with the State Attorney regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the case. The State of Florida agreed to dismiss the charges for Driving Under the Influence the week before the trial.