DUI & Criminal Division

On 7/4/10 at approximately 3:23 am a Deputy was operating stationary radar on Hillsborough Ave and Countryway Blvd. He observed a 2009 Ford Mustang traveling at a high rate of speed. The radar produced a result of 65 mph in a 55 mph zone. The Deputy activated the lights and siren with the driver very slow to respond. The Depty had to pull along side the vehicle to get the vehicle to pull over. The vehicle then came to a very jerky, quick stop. Upon approaching the driver’s side window, the Depty noticed a very strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the Defendant who was driving the vehicle. The Depty also noticed bloodshot, glassy eyes and an intoxicated appearance on the Defendant. The Defendant immediately told the Deputy she was speeding because her insulin pump was low. She also advised that she had consumed several vodka and cranberry drinks at The Roundup. The Defendant submitted to the field sobriety exercises but did not perform them to the satisfaction of the Deputy. The Defendant was placed under arrest and refused to provide a breath sample. Results: The case was set for trial and the State Attorney’s office dropped the DUI charge.