DUI & Criminal Division

On April 20, 2014, a driver was stopped for running a red light. When the officer made contact with the driver, she noticed an odor of an alcoholic beverage, bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. A DUI investigator was called to the scene to conduct field sobriety exercises. When the DUI investigator arrived, the driver was still seated in the driver seat of the vehicle. The driver stated she was coming from the Jimmy Buffett concert. The driver stated she had a couple beers prior to the concert but nothing since the show started. The driver consented to a field sobriety test. She completed the follow the pen, the walk and turn, the one leg stand and the finger to nose exercises. The driver exhibited multiple clues of impairment on each of the exercises. At the conclusion of the exercises, the driver was placed under arrest for DUI. The driver refused to submit to a breath test when they arrived at Central Breath Testing at the jail. Results: The firm set the case for trial, but before the trial date, the DUI charge was dropped.