DUI & Criminal Division

On July 11, 2015 at approximately 1:20am, FHP Trooper was dispatched to US Hwy 301 and Symmes Road to assist with a traffic stop. The vehicle had been stopped for swerving in and out of the travel lane. The vehicle also failed to stop at a red traffic signal and had been stopped on the shoulder of Symmes Rd. The driver had red blood shot eyes, and a strong odor of alcoholic beverage on her breath. The Driver also had slurred speech and difficulty maintaining her balance as she exited the vehicle. The driver was requested to perform field sobriety exercises. The Driver would not respond but advised she was looking for her boyfriend and stated “please don’t do this.” The Driver was then placed under arrest for DUI. A 12oz. can of Modelo beer was discovered in the center console of the vehicle. The Driver was requested to submit to a breath test, which she agreed. After the 20 minute observation period, the Driver then refused to provide a breath sample. The Driver had a prior DUI conviction from 2014.
Results: The case was set for trial, but before the trial began, the State dropped the DUI charge.