On October 19, 2020, the Defendant was found sleeping in his car parked at a weigh station off I4. Deputies arrived on scene and awoke the Defendant. Florida Highway Patrol was investigating a single vehicle crash when the Trooper was advised the vehicle had entered the weigh station prior to being located by the Sheriff Deputies.
The Trooper took over the investigation and took the Defendant into custody for a DUI investigation. The Defendant advised that he believed he had stopped at a rest area and was trying to return to his home in Davenport. The Defendant performed field sobriety exercises which showed indications of impairment. The Defendant was arrested for DUI. While searching the car post arrest, an open package of edible THC gummies was located. The Defendant advised he had purchased the gummies from an anonymous source and did not have a medical marijuana card. The Defendant was charged with felony possession of controlled substance and DUI. The Defendant provided a breath sample of .113 and .112.
Results: The felony charge was dismissed by the State, and the DUI charge was dropped prior to a motion to suppress hearing.