Case #: 2XXXXT0XXX16AXX NO CONVICTION AS CHARGED
The Defendant was clocked going 97 mph in a 65 mph zone and then witnessed making an aggressive lane change in front of a sedan almost colliding into it. The vehicle continued to make aggressive lane changes and was stopped. As the vehicle came to a stop, all the windows went down. The driver then put all the windows up when asked to leave the passenger window down. The Defendant smelled strongly of alcohol and gave the officer a business card when asked for his license, insurance and registration. He was slurring his words and his eyes were red and watery. He had difficulty standing. He continually said he was lost because of his navigation and told the officer at times that he “loved” him and that he was very sorry. He also would interrupt the officer continuously and performed very poorly on roadsides. The roadsides were all captured on video. He could not even get through the alphabet. The Defendant was then videotaped at the jail where he refused to submit to a sample of his breath. The Firm vigorously negotiated with the State Attorney’s Office regarding the facts of the case and the charges for DUI. After weeks of negotiations, the State of Florida agreed to dismiss the charges for Driving Under the Influence.