On August 23, 2018, a Tampa Police officer observed the Defendant driving a blue Mazda with only one tail light operating. The Defendant was also drifting in and out of his lane. The Defendant was traveling north on Howard Ave and ran a red light. The Defendant came to a stop before the ramp to I275, but stopped past the stop bar and was blocking the pedestrian crosswalk. Upon making contact with the Defendant, the Officer noticed a distinct odor of an alcoholic beverage. The Defendant admitted to 2 beers and agreed to complete field sobriety exercises. The Defendant exhibited multiple clues of impairment on the exercises. The Defendant was then arrested for DUI. The Defendant provided breath samples which registered .080 and .081.
Results: The case was set for trial and prior to the beginning of trial, the State dropped the DUI charge.