Case #: 8XX23XX4-XCXL NO CONVICTION AS CHARGED
The defendant was seen on Platt St., a one-way street, driving the wrong way. The defendant was stopped by the Tampa Police Department. Upon making contact with the defendant, the officer noticed an odor of alcoholic beverage, bloodshot and glassy eyes. The defendant was requested to perform field sobriety exercises, which she agreed. On the walk and turn test, multiple clues of impairment were exhibited such as the defendant not touching heel to toe, making an improper turn and using her arms for balance. On the One Leg Stand exercise, which had to be performed twice, she swayed and used her arms for balance. Due to the defendant’s performance on those exercises, she was arrested for DUI. Post-Miranda, the defendant admitted to consuming Bacardi and Coke cocktails. The defendnat originally refused to take a breath test, but when read the Implied Consent Law, she agreed. The results of the breath test were .106 and .096. The case was set for trial, but before trial the State Attorney’s Office dropped the DUI charge.