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CT-0XX90X-XXX NO CONVICTION AS CHARGED

The Facts

Case #: CT-0XX90X-XXX NO CONVICTION AS CHARGED

Charges

The Results

On July 25th, 2012 at approximately 0146 hours, a Tampa Police Officer saw a red Hyundai Sonata traveling east on Palm Ave. He saw the vehicle was weaving and driving onto the roadway painted lane markers. The vehicle made a wide turn onto 22nd St. N and then turned onto 14th Ave. At that point, the officer initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle to check the condition of the driver. The officer made contact with the driver and saw that his eyes were red, watery and glassy. He had the appearance of being dazed or intoxicated. The officer could smell the moderate odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath and also noticed a red paper wrist band on the driver’s wrist. The Defendant fumbled through his wallet, and then stated his license was in the trunk of the vehicle. The Defendant climbed from his vehicle using the door for leverage. The Defendant was unable to find his license in the trunk. The officer then asked the Defendant where he had been coming from and he stated Gbar, a bar in Ybor City. The Defendant then admitted to drinking 2 whiskeys. The Defendant was swaying as he stood. A DHSMV computer search of the Defendant’s driver’s license showed multiple suspensions for failure to pay traffic fines. The officer then requested the Defendant to perform field sobriety exercises, which he agreed. The Defendant exhibited multiple clues of impairment and was unable to satisfactorily complete the exercises. The Defendant was then placed under arrest and agreed to submit to a breath test. The results of the test were .110 and .111. The Defendant was charged with DUI and Driving while license suspended with knowledge. Results: The firm set the case for trial and at the last call hearing before trial, the State dropped the DUI charge.