DUI & Criminal Division

On May 21, 2010 a deputy observed a green Cherokee eastbound on Brandon Blvd. traveling 75 mph in a 50 mph zone. The Deputy began to pursue the vehicle and then observed it turn onto Brandon Town Center Dr. and continue to travel at 75 mph. The vehicle was now in a 20 mph zone. The Deputy was able to catch up to the vehicle and conduct a traffic stop. The Defendant was observed to have red, bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and the odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. The Deputy had the Defendant perform field sobriety exercises which he did poorly. The Defendant was arrested for DUI. The Defendant refused to provide a breath sample. Result: Prosecutors dropped the DUI charge.