Case #: CT00217XXXXXX NO CONVICTION AS CHARGED
The Defendant was seen traveling at a high rate of speed. The Deputy activated his radar and locked in a speed of 63 in a 45 mph zone. The Defendant was also seen drifting across traffic lane lines. As the Defendant came to the intersection of Providence Rd and Providence Lake Blvd, his vehicle ran the red light. At this point, the Deputy activated his emergency equipment and initiated a stop of the Defendant. The vehicle was slow to respond to the activated lights on the deputy’s car, but after pulling over, the Deputy made contact with the Defendant. The Defendant was slow and fumbled with is paperwork, at one point, dropping his license out the driver’s door window. The Defendant had slurred speech, the odor of alcohol on his breath and bloodshot eyes. The Defendant was read his Miranda rights and then interviewed. The Defendant admitted to being out with friends at a couple of bars. The Defendant then told the Deputy that he would not have driven if not for his friends needing a ride. When asked how impaired he felt on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the most impaired he has ever been, the Defendant answered between 4-5. The Defendant then stated he knew he should not be driving because of the effects of alcohol he felt. The Deputy then asked the Defendant to perform field sobriety exercises, which he agreed. The exercises showed multiple clues of impairment and the Defendant was placed under arrest for DUI. The Defendant submitted to a breath test after being read the Implied Consent law and the results were .174 and .175. The Defendant was also given tickets for speeding, failing to maintain a single lane and running a red light. Result: State dropped the DUI, failure to maintain a single lane and red light charges.