DUI & Criminal Division

The defendant was stopped by a Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputy for speeding on Oakland Park Boulevard. Upon making contact with the defendant, the deputy noticed the odor of an alcoholic beverage, bloodshot watery eyes, and slurred speech. The defendant also used the steering wheel for balance when exiting her vehicle. The defendant was asked to perform roadside sobriety exercises at the scene of the stop and did so poorly. The defendant was arrested and taken to the Breath Alcohol Testing Facility and again performed physical performance exercises poorly to the extent that she was compelled to hold the wall for balance. She also submitted to a breath test that resulted in a .137/.141 reading on the intoxylizer. The defendant was found not guilty by a jury after only 4 minutes of deliberations.