Case #: 2XXCT0XX9XX9AXX NO CONVICTION AS CHARGED
The Defendant was stopped for running a red light. The officer made contact with the defendant who noticed that the defendant’s speech was slurred, his eyes were bloodshot and glassy and he smelled an odor of alcohol coming from him. The officer asked the defendant to perform roadsides exercises which he agreed to. The defendant had numerous clues of impairment on the walk and turn and put his foot down during the one leg stand while using his arms to balance himself. The defendant admitted to drinking 4 beers one hour before he drove his car. After arresting the Defendant, he gave two valid samples of his breath which yielded results of .067 and .068. A urine was not requested from the Defendant. The State of Florida originally filed the charges of Reckless Driving and offered the Defendant a conviction for the crime with numerous special conditions including DUI school, community service and fines and court costs over $500.00. The Defendant rejected the plea offer when the State of Florida then amended the charges to Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. Result: After showing up at the final court date to announce ready for trial, the State of Florida dismissed all the criminal charges against the Defendant.