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Apr 20, 2011 Case: CT-001506-FQE Judge McNeil
The defendant was stopped for speeding. The officer observed an odor of alcohol and bloodshot eyes. He performed three field sobriety tests. For example, on the walk and turn, he stepped off the line and did not touch heel to toe. On the one leg stand he swayed and put his foot down. The defendant was then arrested for DUI.
The DUI was Dismissed.
Apr 15, 2011 Case: 09-002439CTMA Judge Christine
An anonymous call went out over dispatch that the defendant was driving all over the road. The officer spotted the defendant pulling into a rest stop. A traffic stop was conducted. The officer noticed an odor of alcohol, slurred/mumbled speech, and swaying once out of the car. He had to use the car for balance. He refused the field tests and was arrested for DUI.
Since there was no corroboration of the driving pattern, the State Dropped the DUI.
Apr 14, 2011 Case: 10-007617 Judge Gottleib
The defendant was stopped for speeding. The stopping officer observed a strong odor of alcohol, bloodshot watery eyes as well as slurred speech. Based on those observations he contacted another officer to conduct the DUI investigation. The DUI officer arrived and conducted several field sobriety tests. On the one leg stand the defendant hopped and dropped his foot 2 times. On the finger to nose test, he failed to touch his nose on every attempt. On the walk and turn test he failed to walk heel to toe and stepped off the line. He was arrested for DUI and refused to provide a breath test. The defendant had his son in the car and was charged with an enhanced DUI.
The State dropped the DUI.
Apr 13, 2011 Case: 10-021829MM10A Judge Gottleib
The defendant was the at fault driver in a traffic crash. The first officer made observations that were consistent with impairment from alcohol. A DUI task force deputy was called to the scene who observed an odor of alcohol, bloodshot watery eyes as well as slurred speech. In addition, the defendant seemed lethargic on video. The defendant performed the HGN (eye test), Walk and turn, as well as the finger to nose test. On The walk and turn test the defendant missed heel to toe, started to soon and took too many steps in both directions. On the finger to nose test the defendant missed the tip of his nose on 5 of the 6 attempts. He was arrested for DUI and refused to submit to a breath test.
In a meeting with the Prosecutor, the State agreed to drop the DUI.
Apr 5, 2011 Case: 10-004349MM10A (JURY TRIAL) Judge Robinson
The defendant was passed out in his vehicle with the keys in the ignition and the engine running. There was a bottle of crown royal whiskey in the passenger seat. The officers observed a strong odor of alcohol, bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and a flushed face. The defendant was asked to perform a series of field sobriety tests. On video the defendant performed the one leg stand, walk and turn, HGN (eye test) as well as the finger to nose test. The defendant failed each test. The defendant was arrested for DUI and asked to provide a breath test. He responded by saying "F no, I'm gonna beat you in court".
The Jury found the defendant NOT GUILTY.
Apr 4, 2011 Case: CT-005917-XEC Judge Jeske
The defendant was stopped for having no headlights on. The officers observed an odor of alcohol, glassy eyes, and thick tongued speech. According to the officers, he performed poorly on the field sobriety tests and was arrested for DUI. He then refused the breath test.
The State Dropped the DUI.
Apr 4, 2011 Case: 3492-XEJ Judge Seraphin
The defendant was found passed out in his car by police in a parking lot. The officers observed an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and a flushed face. The defendant was confused, disoriented, and unsteady. On video, he performed very poorly on the field sobriety tests. He was then arrested for DUI.
The State Dropped the DUI.
Apr 1, 2011 Case: 10-CT-504136 Judge Gagliardi
The defendant was stopped for not having his license plate illuminated. The officer observed an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and watery eyes. His movements were slow and he almost fell to the ground. According to the officer, he failed the roadside tests. For example, on the walk and turn, he missed heel to toe and stepped off the line. He was arrested for DUI and then blew .101 and .104 in the breath machine.
Prior to trial, the State Dropped the DUI.
Mar 30, 2011 Case: 2011-CT-000064 (JURY TRIAL) Judge Epperson
The defendant was stopped for making a wide right turn, cutting across three lanes of traffic, and weaving for four to five miles. The officer who made the traffic stop observed an odor of alcohol, very slurred speech, and bloodshot eyes. He then called for a DUI Task Force Officer. That officer, who is also a Drug Recognition Expert, arrived and conducted a DUI investigation. He observed an odor of alcohol, swaying, and red/glossy eyes. The defendant performed roadsides which were video taped at the scene. According to the DUI Task Force Officer, he performed poorly and was arrested for DUI. After his arrest, he was on tape in the patrol car cursing and stating he wished the officers were dead. He then refused the breath test.
The Jury found the defendant Not Guilty in five minutes.
Mar 30, 2011 Case: 2010-CT-016854-A-0 Judge Brewer
The defendant was stopped for weaving on the roadway in his ATV. The officer observed a flushed face, swaying, staggering, and watery eyes. The defendant was unable to stand so for safety reasons no roadsides were conducted. The officer arrested the defendant for DUI believing he was impaired by a chemical and/or controlled substance.
The State Dismissed the DUI.
Mar 25, 2011 Case: 2010-CT-028545AXX Judge Damico
The defendant was found by the police passed out in his car at a turn lane where the light was red. The officer observed an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and red eyes. The defendant stated he had three to four beers. According to the officer's vague report, he performed poorly on roadside tests and was arrested for DUI. He later refused the breath test.
The State Dropped the DUI.
Mar 24, 2011 Case: 10-000925MM10A Judge Fry
The defendant was stopped for driving at night without headlights. In addition, the vehicle was smoking heavily. The officer made some observations that are consistent with DUI and subsequently called for a DUI task force deputy. The deputy observed a strong odor of alcohol, bloodshot eyes as well as slurred speech. The deputy than had the defendant perform several field sobriety tests on video. The defendant was arrested for DUI and blew a .112 in the breath machine.
The State dropped the DUI.
Mar 24, 2011 Case: 2010-MM-011073-A Judge Schott
The defendant was found by police with his car pressed up against a stop sign. The officer noticed an odor of alcohol, red eyes, and slurred speech. There was also beer in the car. At the scene, he performed poorly on roadside tests and was arrested for DUI. Back at the station, and after his arrest, he performed the roadsides again on video tape.
The State Dropped the DUI.
Mar 18, 2011 Case: 07-028028MM10A Judge Ross
The defendant was stopped for failing to yield while cutting off a police officer. The stopping officer observed a strong odor of alcohol, bloodshot eyes, flushed face and slurred speech. The officer then called for a DUI task force deputy. After making the same observations the deputy had the defendant perform field sobriety tests. Subsequent to his performance, the defendant was arrested for DUI.
The DUI was subsequently Dismissed.
Mar 10, 2011 Case: CT-009264-XEF Judge Lefler
The defendant was stopped for driving the wrong way down a one way street. The officer observed an odor of alcohol, bloodshot eyes, slow movements, and at times his speech was not coherent. He refused the roadside tests on video and was arrested for DUI. He then refused the breath test.
The State Dropped the DUI.
Mar 10, 2011 Case: CT-003308-XGA Judge Lefler
The defendant was found passed out at an intersection. The officers observed an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and he appeared very lethargic. According to the officers, he failed the roadside tests. For example, on the walk and turn test, he stumbled on the turn and stepped off the line. On the one leg stand, he put his foot down, hopped and used his arms for balance. He was then arrested for DUI.
The State Dropped the DUI.
Mar 3, 2011 Case: 10-002891MM10A Judge Lerner-Wren
The defendant was stopped for speeding (64mph in a 40mph zone). Contact was made with the defendant and the officer observed slurred speech, bloodshot eyes and a strong odor of alcohol. The defendant admitted to drinking 4 Heinekens. The defendant allegedly performed poorly on the walk and turn, one leg stand, as well as the finger to nose test. The defendant was subsequently arrested for DUI. This was the defendant's 2nd DUI.
The State dropped the DUI.
Mar 2, 2011 Case: 2010-CT-103186 Judge Kelly
The defendant was found by police passed out in his vehicle. The officer observed loud speech, bloodshot eyes, and an odor of alcohol. He was also leaning against the car for support and stated he had three beers. According to the officer, he performed poorly on the video taped roadside tests. He was then arrested for DUI.
The State Dropped the DUI.
Mar 1, 2011 Case: 2010-MM-005497A Judge Woodard
The defendant was stopped for speeding. The officers observed an odor of alcohol, bloodshot eyes, and unsteadiness. They also noticed thick tongued speech and swaying. The defendant refused to do the roadside tests. After his arrest for DUI, he refused the breath test.
On the day of jury trial, the State Dropped he DUI.
Feb 28, 2011 Case: 8184-XEE Judge Krieger-Martin
The defendant was stopped for making an improper turn by driving over the median. Officers observed an odor of alcohol, bloodshot eyes, and low speech. The defendant performed the roadside tests at the request of the officer. For example, on the finger to nose, he did not remove his finger from his nose and missed the tip of his nose. On the walk and turn, he paused to regain his balance and raised his arms for balance. He was then arrested for DUI.
The State Dropped the DUI.
Feb 24, 2011 Case: 2010-MM-011381A Judge Herr
The defendant was found passed out in his car on the grass next to the roadway. The officer approached the car and ordered the defendant out of the car upon awaking him. The officer then noticed an odor of alcohol, thick tongued speech, a confused look, and he almost fell to the ground. The defendant could not perform the roadside tests due his intoxicated condition. He was arrested for DUI and then blew a .222 and .223 in the breath machine.
The Judge Granted the motion and threw out all the evidence. The State then Dismissed the DUI.
Feb 24, 2011 Case: 10-CT-5376 Judge Epperson
The defendant was stopped by police after his wife called police that he was drunk and they had a verbal argument. The officer noticed an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, swaying, and bloodshot eyes. He refused the roadside tests and was arrested for DUI. After his arrest for DUI, he refused the breath test.
The DUI was Dismissed.
Feb 23, 2011 Case: 09-007940MM10A (JURY TRIAL) Judge Brown
The defendant was stopped for driving at a high rate of speed and running a red light. The officer noticed an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and bloodshot eyes. There was an open beer in the car, the defendant was uneasy on his feet, and used the car for support. According to the officer, he performed poorly on the field sobriety tests and was arrested for DUI. After his arrest, he refused the breath test.
The Jury found the defendant Not Guilty.
Feb 23, 2011 Case: 2010-CT-019242AXXX (JURY TRIAL) Judge Bonavita
The defendant was stopped for speeding. The officer observed an odor of alcohol, bloodshot eyes, and slurred speech. The defendant used the door for balance while exiting the car and was slow in his responses to the officer. He performed roadside tests at the request of the officer. For example, on the leg stand, he put his foot down and swayed. On the walk and turn, he missed heel to toe, stumbled on the turn, took an incorrect number of steps, and used his arms for balance. On the alphabet test, he mixed up all the letters after the letter "W". He was arrested for DUI and then refused the breath test.
The Jury found the Defendant Not Guilty.
Feb 22, 2011 Case: 08-025738MM10A Judge Brown
The defendant was found passed out in his car by the police in a parking lot. The officers, upon waking up the defendant, noticed an odor of alcohol, watery eyes, and slow speech. The defendant stated he drank three mixed drinks. He performed very poorly on roadside tests and was arrested for DUI. After his arrest, he blew a .107 and .101 in the breath machine.
The State Dropped the DUI.
Feb 3, 2011 Case: CT-000151-XEH Judge Dominguez
The defendant was stopped by the police for violating the right of way at a cross-walk. The officers observed an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and glassy eyes. According to the officers, he performed poorly on the field sobriety tests which were video taped. He was then arrested for DUI. After his arrest, he blew a .080 and .087 in the breath machine.
The State Dropped the DUI.
Jan 31, 2011 Case: 48-2009-CT-001342 Judge Ansbro
The defendant was stopped for weaving. The officer observed an odor of alcohol and very slow speech. According to the officer, the defendant performed poorly on the roadside tests. For example, on the walk and turn, he did not touch heel to toe and stepped off the line. On the one leg stand, he put his foot down. He was arrested for DUI and then refused the breath test.
The DUI was Dismissed.
Jan 24, 2011 Case: 573896-X (JURY TRIAL) Judge Gayles
The defendant was stopped for driving with no headlights, speeding, and weaving two times. The officer who made the stop observed an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, red eyes, and a flushed face. He also observed the defendant to have very poor balance. In other words, according to the officer, the defendant could hardly stand up without the use of his van. He then called for a DUI officer who made somewhat similar observations. That officer conducted the HGN (eye test). It then started to rain heavily, so the the officers arrested the defendant for DUI. This was the defendant's FOURTH DUI.
The Jury found the defendant Not Guilty in less than ten minutes.
Jan 20, 2011 Case: 08-3403MM10A Judge Lerner-Wren
The defendant was stopped for veering over the lane marker 4 times into the bicycle lane. After the stop, the officer noticed a strong odor of alcohol, bloodshot eyes, as well as being unsteady while exiting the car. The stopping officer called for another officer to conduct the field sobriety tests. The DUI officer noticed that the defendant was swaying side to side and asked him if he had been drinking. The defendant told the officer that he had a few beers. The defendant performed and allegedly failed the HGN (eye test), one leg stand and walk and turn test. The defendant was subsequently arrested and blew a .150 in the breath machine. This was the defendant's 2nd DUI.
Subsequent to losing the breath test evidence the State dropped the DUI.
Jan 19, 2011 Case: 10-CT-500193 (JURY TRIAL) Judge Gonzalez
The defendant was stopped for speeding and straddling the lane markers. The officer observed an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and bloodshot eyes. The defendant performed the field sobriety tests for the officer which were not video taped. For example, on the walk and turn, he fell backwards, did not touch heel to toe, and used his arms for balance. On the one leg stand, he put his foot down four times and swayed. The defendant was very argumentative with the arresting officer after his arrest for DUI. He then refused the breath test.
The Jury found the Defendant Not Guilty in less than fifteen minutes.
Jan 19, 2011 Case: CT-10-5372ELASP Judge Carballo
The defendant was stopped as he drove around a police car almost striking that patrol car. The officer noticed an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and watery eyes. The officer noticed swaying and stumbling. The defendant stated he had three beers. According to the officer, he failed the roadside tests which were video taped. For example, on the walk an turn, he used his arms for balance, stepped off the line, and did not touch heel to toe. On the one leg stand, he used his arms for balance and put his foot down. After his arrest for DUI, he refused the breath test.
The State Dropped the DUI.
Jan 13, 2011 Case: 2010-CT-010557AXXX (JURY TRIAL) Judge Eissey
The defendant was stopped for speeding. The officer observed an odor of alcohol, red eyes, and slow, mumbled, slurred speech. The defendant first stated she had nothing to drink and then said she had one drink. She appeared sleepy to the officer and had comprehension problems. She performed roadside tests at the request of the officer on video tape. For example, on the walk and turn, she took an incorrect number of steps, did not count out loud, did not walk heel to toe, and stumbled. On the alphabet test, she stated it wrong before saying it the right way. On the finger to nose, she failed to touch the tip of her nose and did not remove her finger from her nose. On the one leg stand, she swayed and bent her leg. She was arrested for DUI and later refused the breath test.
The Jury found the defendant Not Guilty in less than fifteen minutes.
Jan 9, 2011 Case: CT-009453-XEF Judge Lefler
The defendant was stopped for running a red light. The officer observed the defendant to be confused, have an odor of alcohol, and bloodshot eyes. According to the officer, she failed the video taped roadside tests. For example, on the walk and turn test, she took an incorrect number of steps, did not count out loud, and lost her balance. On the one leg stand, she put her foot down and used her arms for balance. She was then arrested for DUI.
The State Dropped the DUI.
Jan 8, 2011 Case: CT-007655XEY Judge Lefler
The defendant was found passed out in his car in a parking lot. His friends had driven him there and he decided not to drive and just sleep it off. The officers noticed an odor of alcohol, bloodshot eyes, and swaying. He performed very poorly on the roadside tests and was arrested for DUI. After his arrest, he blew a .191 and .189 in the breath machine.
The DUI was Dismissed.
Dec 20, 2010 Case: 48-09-CT-006660-O Judge Shoemaker
The defendant was stopped for failure to maintain a single lane. The officer observed an odor of alcohol, slurred speech and swaying. He performed poorly on the roadside tests and was arrested for DUI. The defendant then blew a .174 and .161 in the breath machine.
The DUI was Dismissed.
Dec 20, 2010 Case: 48-2009-CT-012766-O Judge Jewitt
The defendant was stopped for a violation of right of way. The officer observed an odor of alcohol, red eyes, and slurred speech. According to the officer's vague report, he failed the roadside tests. After his arrest for DUI, he blew .080 in the breath macine.
The DUI was Dismissed.
Dec 17, 2010 Case: 05-2010-CT-006300AXXX Judge Atkin
The defendant was the at fault driver in a traffic crash. The officer observed an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and dilated pupils. The defendant was also observed swaying. No roadside tests were conducted due to the defendant being transported to the hospital. Later on, the defendant was arrested for DUI and he refused to give a blood, breath or urine test.
Prior to trial, the State Dropped the DUI.
Dec 15, 2010 Case: 48-2009-CT-006604-O Judge Barlow Jr.
The defendant was stopped for weaving and speeding. The officer observed an odor of alcohol, a tired look, glassy eyes, and staggering. He performed poorly on the roadside tests according to the officer which were not video taped. After his arrest for DUI, he then blew a .126, .126, then a .124 and .123 in the breath machine.
The DUI was Dismissed.
Dec 14, 2010 Case: 09-12881MM10A (JURY TRIAL) Judge Cowart
The defendant was seen by an officer crashing his car into a fence on wet ground. The officer observed the defendant to have an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, and be very unsteady. The defendant did not do any roadside tests on scene because it started to rain so the officer simply arrested the defendant for DUI. After his arrest, he performed the roadside tests on video at the breath alcohol testing facility (ie. the BAT). While there, he attempted to give a breath sample, but could not provide valid samples so the police called it a refusal.
The Jury found the defendant Not Guilty.
Dec 7, 2010 Case: 6037-XDL Judge Bloom
The defendant was stopped for weaving and running a red light. The officer noticed an odor of alcohol, bloodshot eyes, and mush mouthed speech. The defendant performed the eye test (HGN) and then was arrested for DUI. He refused all other roadside tests and refused the breath test.
The DUI was Dismissed.
Dec 7, 2010 Case: 3102-XED Judge Bloom
The defendant was involved in crash whereby he was the at fault driver. The officer noticed an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and watery eyes. The defendant stated he did have some drinks. No roadside tests were conducted on the defendant. He was arrested for DUI. Blood was taken from the defendant and he tested positive for cocaine and his blood alcohol level was a .174.
The State Dropped the DUI.
Dec 3, 2010 Case: 2009-CT-027428AXXX Judge Hanser
The defendant was stopped for speeding. The officer noticed an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and bloodshot eyes. He admitted to having a couple of vodka drinks. According to the officer, he failed the roadside tests which were video taped. After his arrest for DUI, he refused the breath test.
The State Dismissed the DUI a few days prior to the jury trial date.
Dec 2, 2010 Case: 2009-CT-023637AXX Judge Eissey
The defendant was stopped by the police for crossing over the stop bar at a red light and then nearly colliding with another car. The officer noticed an odor of alcohol. The defendant refused the roadside tests and asked for a blood test. After his arrest for DUI, he blew a .218 and .221 in the breath machine.
The State Dropped the DUI.
Nov 16, 2010 Case: 10-502946CT Judge Gagliardi
The defendant was stopped for weaving and drifting. The officer observed an odor of alcohol, red eyes, and slurred speech. He performed roadside tests at the officer's request which were not video taped. For example, on the one leg stand, he put his foot down and counted the same number twice. On the walk and turn, he stepped off the line and did not touch heel to toe. He was arrested for DUI and then he refused the breath test.
The State Dropped the DUI.
Nov 10, 2010 Case: 10-CT-1557 Judge Roberts
The defendant was stopped for speeding. The officer observed an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, watery eyes and he fumbled through his paperwork. According to the officer, he almost lost his balance upon getting out of the car. He performed very poorly on the roadside tests and was arrested for DUI. He then refused the breath test.
The State Dropped the DUI.
Nov 8, 2010 Case: CT-003078-XDY Judge Courtney
The defendant was stopped for weaving. The officer noticed an odor of alcohol and red eyes. The defendant stated he drank four beers. According to the officer, he failed the roadside tests and was arrested for DUI. After his arrest, he blew a .094 and .084 in the breath machine. This was the defendant's fourth DUI offense.
The State Dropped the DUI.
Nov 5, 2010 Case: CT-1744-XDY Judge Conrad
The defendant was stopped for almost hitting an officer in a head on collision. The officers observed an odor of alcohol, unstable balance, and bloodshot eyes. He then performed the roadside tests which were video taped. According to the officer, he failed the HGN (eye test), walk and turn, and one leg stand. He was then arrested for DUI and refused the breath test. This was the defendant's second DUI.
The State Dropped the DUI.
Nov 1, 2010 Case: 2009-CT-003603 Judge Steele
The defendant was stopped for weaving all over the road as observed by the police and other drivers. The officer noticed a very mild odor of alcohol, she leaned against the car for support, and almost fell over to the ground. Her eyes were glassy and she had slurred/mumbled speech. The defendant started to perform the roadside tests but almost fell over and they were stopped for her safety. She was arrested for DUI. The officers believed she was impaired by a chemical and/or controlled substance, not alcohol.
The DUI was Dismissed.
Nov 1, 2010 Case: 09-023257MM10A Judge Seidman
The defendant was allegedly the "at fault" driver in a 5 car accident. The defendant was accused of hitting a series of vehicles which were stopped at a red light. Both fire rescue and officers noticed a strong odor of alcohol. In addition, they observed slurred speech and the defendant appeared drowsy. She was subsequently taken to the hospital. The defendant was read her Miranda rights and she stated that she didn't recall being involved in an accident. She then stated that she consumed maker's mark as well as some frozen drinks. The officer stated that he could not determine the defendant's address due to the high level of impairment. The defendant subsequently consented to a blood draw. The result was allegedly a .09 blood alcohol level.
The State dropped the DUI after the above hearing.
Oct 29, 2010 Case: 10-504609CT Judge Adams
The defendant was stopped for failing to maintain a single lane. The officer observed an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and a flushed face. According to the officer, he performed poorly on the roadside tests. He also vomited three times. He was arrested for DUI and blew a .105 and .095 in the breath machine.
The State Dropped the DUI.
Oct 29, 2010 Case: 2010-CT-012438AMB Judge Moyle
The defendant was stopped by police as he drove into a crash scene involving a fatality. The officers observed an odor of alcohol, bloodshot eyes, and slightly slurred speech. A flask was spotted in the car along with a Jack Daniels glass bottle. After performing roadside tests not up to the standards of the officer, he was arrested for DUI. He later refused the breath test.
The State Dropped the DUI.
Oct 27, 2010 Case: CT-008894-XEF Judge Courtney
The defendant was stopped for running a red light. The officer observed an odor of alcohol and bloodshot eyes. On the walk and turn test, she did not touch heel to toe and stepped off the line. On the one leg stand tests, she swayed. She was then arrested for DUI and refused the breath test.
The State Dropped the DUI.
Oct 27, 2010 Case: CT-008736-XEF Judge Courtney
The defendant was stopped for running a stop sign and weaving. The officer noticed an odor of alcohol, he admitted drinking wine, and watery eyes. The officer wrote in his report the defendant nearly fell, swayed as he stood, and stumbled. The defendant performed the roadside tests at the request of the officer on video tape. After doing them, he was arrested for DUI.
The State dropped the DUI.
Oct 27, 2010 Case: CT-001467-XDY Judge Courtney
The defendant was stopped for being passed out in the driver's seat at a red light. The officer noticed an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and bloodshot eyes. According to the officer, he leaned against his car for balance. He refused all roadside tests and was arrested for DUI. This was the defendant's second DUI arrest.
The State Dropped the DUI.
Oct 27, 2010 Case: CT-OO9044-XEF Judge Courtney
The defendant was the at fault driver in a rear end crash. The officer observed an odor of alcohol and glassy eyes. The defendant performed the roadside tests at the request of the officer which were video taped by the officer's in car camera. For example, on the one leg stand, she put her foot down, swayed, and used her arms for balance. On the walk and turn test, she did not touch heel to toe, stepped off the line, and took an incorrect number of steps. She was then arrested for DUI.
Prior to any motion being argued, the State Dropped the DUI.
Oct 25, 2010 Case: 4627-XDY Judge Seff
The defendant was stopped for having a suspended license during a routine records check. The officer observed an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and watery eyes. According to the officer, he failed the roadside tests and was arrested for DUI. After is arrest, he blew a .080 in the breath machine.
The State Dropped the DUI.
Oct 25, 2010 Case: 8077-XEE Judge Krieger-Martin
The defendant was stopped for driving down the worng way down a one way street. The officer observed an odor of alcohol, flushed face, and bloodshot eyes. According to the officer, the defendant performed poorly on the roadside tests. He was arrested for DUI and then blew a .126 and .123 in the breath machine.
The State Dropped the DUI.
Oct 20, 2010 Case: 2010-MM-00167-A-P Judge Ptomey
The defendant was involved in crash whereby he hit a pole. He was then stopped by police as he tried to leave the scene. Officers observed a moderate odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and glassy eyes. The officers requested roadside tests to which the defendant complied. On the walk and turn, he failed to touch heel to toe and took too many steps. On the one leg stand, he used his arms and counted wrong. After the DUI investigation was complete, the officers believed he was impaired by a chemical or controlled substance, and not alcohol. They then requested a urine sample to which the defendant refused.
The State Dropped the DUI.
Oct 19, 2010 Case: 08-026650MM10A Judge Lerner-Wren
The defendant was stopped for failing to maintain a single lane. The officer noticed an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, unsteadiness, and bloodshot eyes. The defendant stated he drank beer that night. The defendant refused the roadside tests and was arrested for DUI. He then refused the breath test.
The Judge Granted the motion to suppress and threw out all the evidence. The DUI was then Dismissed.
Oct 19, 2010 Case: CT-002456-GKB Judge Lefler
The defendant was stopped for weaving. The officer observed an odor of alcohol and bloodshot/watery eyes. According to the officer, she performed poorly on the roadside tests. For example, on the walk and turn, she failed to maintain her balance, did not touch heel to toe, and used her arms for balance. On the one leg stand, she swayed, put her foot down, and used her arms for balance. She was arrested for DUI.
The DUI was Dismissed.
Oct 14, 2010 Case: 3885-FXE Judge Seraphin
The defendant was stopped for weaving and driving to slow. The defendant had slow reactions, slurred speech, and a flushed face. The defendant performed very poorly on the roadside tests and was arrested for DUI. The officers concluded was impaired by a chemical and/or controlled substance as no alcohol was detected. Urine was requested and the defendant tested positive for Ambien.
The State Dropped the DUI.
Oct 14, 2010 Case: CT-003361-XDY Judge Thomas
The defendant was stopped for speeding and weaving. The officer observed an odor of alcohol and red eyes. The defendant performed poorly on the roadside tests. For example, on the walk and turn, he did not touch heel to toe, used his arms for balance, and was very off balance walking. On the one leg stand, he put his foot down numerous times and could not do the test. He was arrested for DUI and then refused the breath test.
The State Dropped the DUI.
Oct 11, 2010 Case: 08-021994MM10A Judge Brown
The defendant was stopped for weaving all over the road whereby other vehicles had to take evasive action to avoid being struck. Upon making contact with the defendant, the initial officer observed an odor of alcohol, glassy eyes, slurred speech, and unsteadiness. The DUI task force was called to the scene. The task force officer stated that in addition to the first officer's observations, he observed a flushed face and eyelid tremors. He asked the defendant to perform several field sobriety tests. After the tests, the defendant was arrested for DUI. The defendant blew a .107 in the intoxilyzer.
The Court agreed and excluded the breath test from evidence. The State subsequently dropped the DUI.
Oct 11, 2010 Case: 2010-CM-010198 Judge Mcneil
The defendant was found by the police passed out in his car with the engine running in a parking lot. The officer observed an odor of alcohol, glassy eyes, and an inability to follow instructions. He also was cursing at the officer. He refused the roadside tests and was arrested for DUI. The defendant then refused the breath test.
The State Dropped the DUI.
Oct 11, 2010 Case: CT-001819-XEJ Judge Mcneil
The defendant was stopped for speeding. The officer observed an odor of alcohol and bloodshot eyes. The defendant admitted to drinking. Prior to offering the roadside tests, the defendant stated numerous times he had ankle injuries and could not do the walk and turn and one leg stand. The officer never offered non physical exercises like the alphabet or count backwards tests and just arrested the defendant for DUI.
The State Dropped the DUI.
Oct 6, 2010 Case: 08-27790MM10A Judge Seidman
The defendant was stopped for weaving and hitting a curb. The officer observed and odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and glassy eyes. He used the door for support and had trouble balancing himself while outside the car. The defendant performed poorly on the roadside tests and was arrested for DUI. For example, on the walk and turn, he missed heel to toe, lost his balance, and used his arms for balance. He then blew a .146 and .138 in the breath machine.
The State Dropped the DUI.
Oct 3, 2010 Case: 5108-XDY Judge Fernandez
The defendant was stopped after almost colliding with a police car. The officer noticed an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and watery eyes. The defendant had a bleeding nose with lacerations as he had been bitten by his dog. He had to be taken to the hospital. A breath test was impractical so two separate blood draws were done on the defendant. One was for drugs and the other was for alcohol. Two separate people drew the blood. Once the alcohol came back with a blood alcohol content of .297, he was later arrested and charged with DUI.
The State Dismissed the DUI.
Oct 2, 2010 Case: 2009-CT-006803AXXX Judge Cox
The defendant was involved in a traffic crash whereby he lost control of his vehicle, hit a cement barrier wall, then struck a guardrail. The defendant was immediately taken to the hospital by fire rescue. The trooper met the defendant at the hospital where she noticed and odor of alcohol, flushed face, and watery eyes. The trooper then ordered blood be taken from the defendant since he was not able to give a breath test. The blood results revealed a blood alcohol content of .118. The defendant was later arrested for DUI.
The State Dropped the DUI.
Oct 2, 2010 Case: CT-OO749-XAM Judge Courtney
The defendant was stopped for weaving. After being pulled over, the defendant stated she was distracted. The officer noticed an odor of alcohol, bloodshot eyes, and the defendant admitted to drinking. She then performed the field sobriety tests which were video taped. According to the officer, she performed poorly and was arrested for DUI. After her arrest, she refused the breath test.
The State Dropped the DUI.
Sep 29, 2010 Case: 2010-CT-011322-O Judge Jewitt
The defendant was stopped due to the defendant being in a hit and run accident. The officer observed the defendant fumble with her paperwork, slurred speech, and she stated she took medications for being bi-polar. She also appeared to doze off at times. She performed very poorly on the roadside tests and was arrested for DUI. The officer concluded she was impaired by a chemical or controlled substance and requested a urine test.
The State Dropped the DUI.
Sep 27, 2010 Case: 2010-CT-003638AXXX Judge Cox
The defendant was stopped for speeding. The officer noticed an odor of alcohol, mumbled speech, and flushed face. He was also unsteady getting out of the car. He refused roadsides on video. He was then arrested for DUI. After his arrest, he refused the breath test.
The State Dropped the DUI.
Sep 20, 2010 Case: 8905-XCM Judge Schwartz
The defendant was stopped for speeding. The officer observed and odor of alcohol, slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, and a flushed face. She performed terribly on the roadside tests and was arrested for DUI.
The State Dropped the DUI.
Sep 16, 2010 Case: CT-008674-XEF Judge Jeske
The defendant was stopped for obstructing traffic at an intersection. The officer noticed an odor of alcohol, glassy eyes, and slurred speech. The defendant performed field sobriety tests at the request of the officer. On the walk and turn, he took too many steps and on the one leg stand, he put his foot down. On the count backwards test he mixed up all the numbers and on the alphabet mixed up many letters. He was then arrested for DUI. All of which was video taped. He refused the breath test.
The State Dropped the DUI.
Sep 16, 2010 Case: CT-OO9054-XEF Judge Courtney
The defendant was stopped for not stopping at a stop sign while making a turn. The officer noticed an odor of alcohol and bloodshot eyes. The defendant admitted to drinking a "corona bomb" and a shot of Bacardi one lime. She stated she felt the effects of the alcohol a little. According to the officer's reports, she performed poorly on the roadside tests which were video taped. After her arrest for DUI, she refused the breath test.
The State Dropped the DUI.
Sep 15, 2010 Case: 2010-CT-007722AXXX (JURY TRIAL) Judge Moyle
The defendant was stopped for weaving in and out of his lane at least eight times. The officer noticed an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, and a dazed look. The officer also testified that the defendant was off balance, uneasy, and uncooperative. The defendant refused the roadside tests and was arrested for DUI. There was a video tape at the scene. After his arrest, he agreed to give a breath sample. However, on video at the breath testing facility, they stated he was playing games and they could not get two valid readings so the police called it a refusal. It should be noted, the State did get one valid reading and it was .192, which was not introduced into evidence. This was the defendant's second DUI within the last five years.
The Jury found the defendant Not Guilty.
Sep 12, 2010 Case: 2518-XDP (JURY TRIAL) Judge Krieger-Martin
The defendant was stopped for making an illegal right on red. The officer observed an odor of alcohol, watery eyes, and slurred speech. The defendant performed the roadside tests. For example, on the walk and turn, he stepped off the line, did not touch heel to toe, and paused to regain his balance. On the one leg stand, he put his foot down four times and raised his arms for balance. He was arrested for DUI and refused the breath test.
The State Dropped the DUI.
Sep 11, 2010 Case: 2009-CT-002952 Judge Janecwicz
The defendant was stopped for speeding. The officer observed an odor of alcohol, bloodshot eyes, and he spoke slowly. According to the officer, he performed poorly on the roadside tests. He was arrested for DUI, and blew a .123 and .116 in the breath machine.
The DUI was Dismissed.
Sep 11, 2010 Case: CT-OO9808-GKF Judge Jeske
The defendant was stopped by the police based on a call about a reckless driver. Once stopped by police, the officer observed an odor of alcohol, red eyes, and slurred speech. According to the officer, he performed poorly on the roadside tests and was arrested for DUI.
The DUI was Dismissed.
Sep 8, 2010 Case: CT-008942-XEF Judge Lefler
The defendant was stopped for weaving all over the roadway. The officer noticed an odor of alcohol, bloodshot eyes, and the defendant admitted to drinking. He performed poorly on the roadside tests and was arrested for DUI. After his arrest, he blew a .153 and .145 in the breath machine.
The State Dropped the DUI.
Aug 30, 2010 Case: 6640-XDX Judge Miranda
A call went out about a burglar alarm going off in a neighborhood. Police arrived and stopped the defendant who was driving slowly. They noticed an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and bloodshot eyes. He had trouble maintaining his balance once outside the car. He performed poorly on the roadside tests and was arrested for DUI. He then blew a .136 and .128 in the breath machine.
The State Dropped the DUI.
Aug 27, 2010 Case: 2010-CT-00494-A-K Judge Miller
The defendant was stopped for running a red light. The officer noticed an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and bloodshot eyes. He was also uneasy upon his feet and leaned on his car for balance. He then refused the roadside tests and the breath test.
The State Dropped the DUI.
Aug 26, 2010 Case: CT-6685-XEL Judge Thomas
An unknown person had called from a blockbuster video that the defendant was honking his horn repeatedly. Police arrived and found the defendant driving through the parking lot and they initiated a traffic stop. The officers observed an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and he was repeating things. They also observed swaying and he admitted drinking beer. He performed very poorly on the video taped roadside tests and was arrested for DUI. After his arrest, he blew a .142 and .139 in the breath machine.
The defense put forth that there was no legal basis for the traffic stop. The State Dropped the DUI.
Aug 17, 2010 Case: 2010-CT-005878AXXX Judge Arias
The defendant was seen speeding through a security gate by a civilian. The defendant then stopped, the police were called, and contact was made by the police who detained the defendant. The officer noticed an odor of alcohol, several beer cans in the car, and watery eyes. The defendant swayed as he stood and admitted to drinking 4-5 beers. According to the officer, he performed poorly on the roadside tests and was arrested for DUI.
The State Dropped the DUI.
Aug 17, 2010 Case: 08-007011MM10A (JURY TRIAL) Judge Cowart
The defendant was stopped for driving with no headlights. The officer observed an odor of alcohol, glassy eyes, flushed face, and slurred speech. The officer who made the traffic stop then called for a DUI officer. He made somewhat similar observations. The defendant stated to the DUI officer he drank a few pints of beer and was viewed as being unsteady on his feet. According to the DUI officer, he performed poorly on the roadside tests and was arrested for DUI. After his arrest, he refused the breath test. This was the defendant's second DUI.
The Jury found the defendant Not Guilty.
Aug 12, 2010 Case: 48-2010-CT-002118-0 Judge Allen
The defendant was allegedly involved in a crash. When police arrived, she had already been transported to the hospital. When the officer arrived at the hospital, he observed the defendant to have an odor of alcohol and bloodshot eyes. She then submitted to a blood test. The results were a .140 and .139.
On the morning of jury trial, the State Dropped the DUI.
Aug 12, 2010 Case: 48-2010-CT-004936-0 Judge Shoemaker
The defendant was stopped for swerving. The officer observed an odor of alcohol, red eyes, and slurred speech. The defendant told the officer he was swerving because he was sleepy. The defendant swayed and used the car for support. No roadside tests were conducted due to the the defendant's back problems. He was arrested for DUI and blew a .145 and .131 in the breath machine.
The State Dropped the DUI.
Aug 11, 2010 Case: 08-027331MM10A Judge Lerner-Wren
The defendant was stopped for swerving as well as running a red light. The first officer observed an odor of alcohol, glassy eyes, slurred speech and unsteadiness when exiting the car. The defendant was seen throwing an open container of beer under the seat while talking with the officer. Soon after, a DUI task force officer arrived. He made the same observations along with bloodshot eyes and swaying. The defendant performed the walk and turn test, one leg stand, as well as the finger to nose test. Based on his performance he was arrested for DUI. The defendant subsequently blew a .145 and .143 in the intoxilyzer.
The Judge granted the motion and excluded the breath test from evidence. The State dropped the DUI.
Aug 11, 2010 Case: 09-2083MM10A Judge Lerner-Wren
The defendant was observed passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle at an intersection, with the engine running. The first officer observed drool coming from his mouth. After waking the defendant the officer observed an odor of alcohol, extremely bloodshot eyes with slurred and mumbled speech. The driver was unsteady as he exited the car. The reports all indicate that the defendant understood the instructions on the field sobriety test and failed each exercise. He was arrested for DUI and blew a .225 and a .225 in the intoxilyzer.
The Judge granted the motion and threw out the breath test. The State dropped the DUI.
Aug 11, 2010 Case: 08-9249MM10A Judge Lerner-Wren
The defendant was involved in a single car crash. The first officer on scene observed an odor of alcohol and bloodshot eyes. The defendant made statements about drinking as well as admitting to being the driver in the accident. The DUI task force arrived and performed several field sobriety tests. The defendant performed poorly on each of the tests on video and was arrested for DUI. He subsequently blew a .198 and a .193 in the intoxilyzer.
The statements made by the defendant were inadmissible in violation of Miranda. Also, the breath results were excluded. The State subsequently dropped the DUI.
Aug 10, 2010 Case: 08-MM-2690-A-K Judge Fowler
The defendant was the at fault driver in a three car rear end accident. The officers noticed the defendant to have an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and droopy eyes. The defendant was taken to the hospital where his blood was taken at the direction of the police due to his inability to take a breath test. The blood results were a .199 and .197. The defendant was charged with DUI Causing Property and/or Injury to Another.
The State Dropped the DUI.
Aug 9, 2010 Case: 2010-CT-009161-AXXX Judge Healey
While the defendant was stopped at a red light, an unknown civilian told the police officer the defendant had just hit a curb. The officer then walked up to her car and tapped on the passenger side window and ordered her to roll the window down. He then observed an odor of alcohol, bloodshot eyes, and slurred/mumbled speech. The officer claimed she performed poorly on the field sobriety tests and arrested her for DUI. After her arrest, she refused the breath test.
The DUI was Dismissed.
Aug 7, 2010 Case: 2010-CT-016928AXXX Judge Johnson
The defendant was found by the police passed out in a disabled car which had run out of gas. The keys were found under the driver's right leg. The defendant had an odor of alcohol and mumbled speech. The defendant performed poorly on roadside tests and was arrested for DUI. The officer believed he was impaired by a controlled substance due to the defendant's statements he had taken Xanax. He asked for a urine test but the defendant could not proved one during the requisite time period so they called it a refusal.
The DUI was Dismissed.
Aug 3, 2010 Case: 376913-W Judge Fernandez
The defendant was found sleeping in is car by the police on the side of the road. He was ordered out of his car and the officers noticed an odor of alcohol, vomit on his shirt, and mumbled speech. The defendant refused to do the roadside tests. After his arrest for DUI, he blew a .188 in the breath machine.
The State Dropped the DUI.
Aug 2, 2010 Case: 8110-XEE Judge Seff
The defendant was stopped for driving with no headlights. The officer noticed an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and had poor balance exiting the car. All of the field sobriety exercises were discontinued due to the defendant being completely off balance. After her arrest for DUI, she blew a .181 in the breath machine.
The State Dropped the DUI.
Jul 30, 2010 Case: 10-CT-501754 Judge Hayward
The defendant was involved in a traffic crash in which he side swiped another car. The officer who arrived on scene, noticed the defendant to have an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, and unsteadiness. The defendant stated he drank and had taken vicoden. The defendant failed the roadside tests. For example, on the walk and turn test, he stumbled and took an incorrect number of steps. On the one leg stand test, he swayed and was hopping. He was arrested for DUI and refused the breath test.
The State Dropped the DUI.
Jul 27, 2010 Case: 5878-XDY (JURY TRIAL) Judge Newman
The defendant was stopped for speeding.(85 mph in a 55 mph zone). The officer observed an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, and a flushed face. According to the officer. he performed poorly on roadside tests. For example, on the one leg stand test, he put his foot down four times. On the finger to nose, he used the wrong hand and missed the tip of his nose. Furthermore, on the estimation of time test, he estimated 15 seconds for 30 seconds. He was then arrested for DUI. After his arrest, he blew a .095 and .094 in the breath machine.
The Jury found the defendant Not Guilty.
Jul 26, 2010 Case: 4092-XDK Judge Schwartz
The defendant was stopped for failing to maintain a single lane and striking a curb. The defendant had an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and vomit all over herself. She almost fell while outside the car. No roadside tests were conducted due to safety concerns for the defendant. The defendant admitted to feeling the effects of the alcohol and being impaired. She was arrested for DUI and blew a .134 and .127. in the breath machine.
The State Dropped the DUI on the morning of trial.
Jul 16, 2010 Case: 2010-CT-5513AXXX Judge Evans
The defendant was stopped during a DUI saturation. The officer who made the stop observed the defendant weaving all over the roadway. The officer observed an odor of alcohol and bloodshot eyes. He then called for a DUI unit. That officer arrived and observed the same DUI observations plus slurred speech and short abrupt sentences. He then had the defendant perform roadsides on video tape. According to the officer, he failed and was arrested for DUI. For example, the officer wrote that defendant messed up the alphabet, counted wrong on the one leg stand, and did the finger to nose wrong. After his arrest, he refused the breath test.
The State Dropped the DUI.
Jul 15, 2010 Case: CT-007568-XEF Judge Lefler
The defendant was stopped for driving the wrong way down a one way street towards a police officer. The officer noticed an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, unsteadiness, and bloodshot eyes. He also had a wrist band on from a bar. According to the officer, he failed the field sobriety tests which were video taped. After his arrest for DUI, he blew a .126 and .124 in the breath machine.
The State Dropped the DUI.
Jul 14, 2010 Case: 10-000675MM10A Judge Lazarus
The defendant was originally seen weaving in and out of heavy traffic. The officer observed him driving in a serpentine manner causing several vehicles to brake. The defendant was pulled over for an improper lane change. The officer initially observed a strong odor of alcohol as well as bloodshot eyes. The defendant was unsteady upon exiting the car and subsequently urinated on himself. Upon walking to the back of the car the defendant appeared to be wobbling. After a brief attempt to perform field sobriety tests at the scene it was determined that for his safety they would be discontinued. He was arrested for DUI. At the police station, and on video, the defendant did perform the finger to nose, walk and turn as well as the stand and balance exercise. On video he looked and sounded visibly intoxicated. This was the defendant's 3rd DUI.
The motion was granted. All of the evidence was excluded. The State dropped the DUI.
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