Case #: CXT-X840XXXXX NO CONVICTION AS CHARGED
On October 22, 2010 the Defendant was observed about four car lengths ahead of a Tampa Police Officer’s car in the left lane. The Defendant’s vehicle repeatedly drifted from side to side. The vehicle was drifting on and off the lane marker. The officer decided to stop the vehicle for a suspicion of DUI. Upon making contact with the Defendant, the officer immediately smelled the distinct odor of alcohol coming from the Defendant’s breath. The Defendant’s eyes were bloodshot and glassy. The Defendatnt provided inconsistent responses to the initial questions by officer. The officer had the Defendant exit the vehicle to perform field sobriety exercises. The Defendant exhibited all six possible clues of impairment on the horizontal gaze nystagmus test. The Defendant performed unsatisfactorily on both the Walk and Turn and One Leg Stand tests. Based on her performance on these field sobriety exercises, the Defenant was placed under arrest for DUI. The Defendant was then requested to provide a breath sample to determine her breath alcohol content. She refused to provide a breath sample. Result: The case was set for trial but before the trial date, The State dropped the DUI charge.