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The Defendant was seen driving on the wrong side of the roadway at 4:00
a.m., was stopped and found to have several bottles of beer and wine in
the back seat. He was tested for DUI and arrested. He refused breath testing.
The defendant was alleged to have offered a bribe to the officers to release
him. He was charged with two felony counts.
The Defendant was observed by a Florida Highway Patrol Trooper failing
to maintain a single lane and overcorrecting her driving on multiple occasions,
on a busy highway in Miami. She was slow and sluggish while looking for
her license, registration and insurance documents. The defendant gave
conflicting accounts of her whereabouts and where she was going. The Defendant
did not perform the roadside tests to FHP standards. The Defendant subsequently
refused to submit to a breath test.
At 12:05 am, a DUI TASK FORCE OFFICER on routine patrol observed Defendant
failing to stop at a flashing red light and failing to maintain in a single
lane. Upon contact with the Defendant, police officers detected an odor
of an alcoholic beverage on his breath, flushed face, bloodshot watery
eyes and mush-mouthed speech. Defendant performed poorly on the field
sobriety exercises and agreed to submit to a breath test with results
of 0.185 at 1:36 am, 0.214 at 1:39 am and 0.209 at 1:42 am. Defendant
was arrested for DUI.
The defendant was driving through the Miccosukee Tribal Reservation at
a high rate of speed and was observed weaving in and out of lanes by a
motorist. The motorist turned his car around and pursued the driver and
pulled her off the roadway. She was forcibly removed from her car by the
motorist who found open containers of alcohol in the car. Tribal Police
tested the driver for DUI impairment and arrested her. On the day of trial
the state could not establish an essential element of their case and was
forced to drop the charges completely.
Defendant struck a Florida Power and Light utility pole and continued driving.
He was stopped sitting in an immobilized vehicle on the side of the roadway.
The state was convinced to permit him to enter a DUI diversion program,
in spite of his ineligibility. After completion, the state dropped the
At 5:45 pm, Defendant was operating a Jeep and was involved in a traffic
crash. The second party stated the Defendant appeared to be intoxicated
because she could not stand without holding on to her car. When the officer
arrived to the scene of the accident the Defendant advised she was not
involved in a traffic crash and that is when the police officer detected
a strong odor of alcoholic substance coming from Defendant's breath.
When the Defendant stepped out of the vehicle, she had to use the vehicle
to keep her balance and walk. Defendant's eyes were bloodshot and
watery. The defendant failed the roadside exercises and refused to blow
into the breathalyzer and was arrested for DUI. The Defendant had injured
feet and did not cause the accident.
Florida Highway Patrol Trooper observed a car passing him at a very high
rate of speed. He followed the car and estimated the speed at over 100
MPH. The Trooper eventually stopped the car and observed signs of alcohol
impairment. The defendant performed physical sobriety exercise on an off
ramp from the highway, with substantially good results. We deposed the
Trooper and secured an admission from him that the defendant was only
slightly impaired. The defendant has a prior DUI conviction from Tennessee
within the past 5 years, requiring a mandatory jail sentence upon conviction.
The Defendant was observed by Coral Gables police on South Dixie Highway,
nearly striking the median and running a red light. While stopping, the
Defendant's car almost struck a parked vehicle and she had difficulty
exiting her vehicle. She admitted to having three to four drinks and failed
the roadside sobriety tests. She refused breath testing and was alleged
to uttered swearing remarks at the officer.