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Sep 23, 2004 Case: 03-016485MM10A Judge Lazarus
The defendant was stopped by the police for improper parking after the police received a call that the defendant was passed out behind the wheel. The officer observed the defendant to be passed out behind the wheel. The officer observed the defendant to be off balance and unsteady, an odor of alcohol, and slurred speech. The defendant blew a .176 in the breath machine.
The State dropped the DUI.
Sep 23, 2004 Case: 03-8758MM10A Judge Berman
The defendant was involved in an accident. When the officers arrived, they observed the defendant to have an odor of alcohol and be off balance and unsteady. He performed poorly on roadside tests. After his arrest, the defendant blew a .219 in the breath machine.
The State dropped the DUI.
Sep 22, 2004 Case: 3746-CHT Judge Ortiz
The defendant was stopped for speeding and weaving. Once stopped the officer observed the defendant to be off balance, have an odor of alcohol and slurred speech. The defendant performed poorly on field sobriety tests. Once arrested, she blew under the legal limit of .08. However, a Drug Recognition Exam was conducted and the defendant gave urine in which there was a positive result for a controlled substance called Butalbital. The State's theory was the defendant was impaired due a combination of the alcohol and the drugs.
The State dropped the DUI.
Sep 12, 2004 Case: 03-021042CF10A (JURY TRIAL) Judge Kotey
The defendant was stopped by police as a result of a call that he was driving recklessly and causing a domestic disturbance. Once stopped, the officers observed and odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and he performed poorly on field sobriety tasks. After being arrested for DUI, he was transported to the breath testing facility where he refused the breath test. The defendant refused to get out of the chair in the interview room as the officers were trying to get him to go into the video room. The officer attempted to get him out of the chair and the officer alleged the defendant picked up the chair he was sitting in and swung it at her knee. This was all while he was handcuffed behind his back. Another BSO community service aid was in the room assisting the officer and stated the defendant never swung a chair. He testified the officer was hit during the struggle. The defendant was facing a minimum of 10 years in State prison if he was convicted.
The jury found the defendant NOT GUILTY in three minutes as the jury stated they did not believe the arresting officer's testimony.
Sep 3, 2004 Case: 03-2041MM10A Judge Zack
The defendant was stopped for driving erratically out of a parking lot. The defendant had an odor of alcohol, slurred speech and bloodshot eyes. The defendant allegedly performed all roadside tests poorly. He was subsequently arrested and blew a .132 in the breath machine. (2nd offense within 5 years).
The prosecutor conceded the motion and dropped the DUI.
Sep 2, 2004 Case: 245123-W Judge Bloom
The defendant was stopped for running a stop sign. The defendant was observed to have an odor of alcohol, he staggered, blood shot eyes, and slurred speech. He could not perform any field sobriety tests due to his lack of balance. He had marijuana in the car and blew a .236 in the breath machine.
The State dropped the DUI prior to trial.
Aug 30, 2004 Case: 316861-X Judge Figarola
The defendant was involved in an accident in which he hit a mailbox. Upon contact with the police, they observed an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and that the defendant was very off balance and unsteady. He performed poorly on roadside tests and refused the breath test. This was the defendant's second offense.
The State dropped the DUI.
Aug 30, 2004 Case: 317517-X Judge McWhorter
The defendant was stopped for running a red light. The officer noticed an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and bloodshot eyes. He also observed the defendant stumbling. He refused the roadsides and breath test. This was the defendant's second offense.
The State dropped the DUI.
Aug 24, 2004 Case: 03-032330TCA04 (JURY TRIAL) Judge Cohen
The defendant was stopped for speeding. The officer observed an odor of alcohol, slurred speech and bloodshot eyes. He also stated the defendant was off balance and unsteady. The defendant refused the roadside tests and refused the breath test.
The Jury found the defendant NOT GUILTY in 5 minutes.
Aug 23, 2004 Case: 03-001432MM10A (JURY TRIAL) Judge Cowart
The defendant was stopped for speeding. The officer noticed bloodshot watery eyes, and a "very strong" odor of alcohol. The defendant allegedly failed all roadside tests and told the officer "you and I both know I'll blow over a .08." He was subsequently arrested for DUI.
The Jury found the defendant NOT GUILTY in minutes.
Aug 16, 2004 Case: 317478-X Judge Bloom
The defendant was stopped for speeding and weaving. Once stopped the officer noticed an odor of alcohol, slurred speech and bloodshot eyes. He stated the defendant performed poorly on roadside tests. The defendant refused the breath test. This was the defendant's second offense.
The State dropped the DUI.
Aug 16, 2004 Case: 500765-W Judge McWhorter
The defendant was stopped for running a red light. The officer who stopped him observed an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and unsteadiness. He called for a DUI officer who subsequently arrested the defendant. He refused the breath test.
The State dropped the DUI.
Aug 11, 2004 Case: 266013-W Judge Gayles
The defendant was stopped by police when he was sleeping in his vehicle in the middle of the road. The officers observed an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and the defendant was unsteady and off balance. The defendant performed poorly on roadside tests and subsequent to his arrest for DUI he refused the breath test.
The State dropped the DUI.
Jul 30, 2004 Case: 03-028545MM10A Judge Murphy
The defendant was stopped for driving 115mph on I-75. The officer noticed a strong odor of alcohol and the defendant allegedly admitted to drinking. A search of the car revealed 3 bottles of beer. The defendant was subsequently arrested for DUI and Reckless Driving.
The DUI was dismissed.
Jul 27, 2004 Case: 05-2004-CT054327-AXXX-XX Judge Babb
The defendant was stopped for speeding. Once stopped, the officer observed an odor of alcohol and bloodshot eyes. The defendant performed three field sobriety tests on video. After being arrested, he admitted to having five beers and blew a .11 in the breath machine.
The State dropped the DUI.
Jul 26, 2004 Case: 316947-X Judge Figarola
The defendant was found by police slumped over the wheel. The officers observed an odor of alcohol, bloodshot eyes, and slurred speech. He performed poorly on the field sobriety tests and stated that the "police should take him in because he was drunk." He refused the breath test.
The State dropped the DUI.
Jul 26, 2004 Case: 03-029181MM10A Judge Murphy
The defendant was sleeping in a vehicle with the keys in the ignition. The officer observed bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and a strong odor of alcohol on her breath. When asked about the damage to her vehicle she stated she must have hit something. After failing every roadside test she was arrested for DUI. She subsequently blew a .185 in the breath machine.
The State dropped the DUI.
Jul 22, 2004 Case: 03-022146TCA04 (JURY TRIAL) Judge Damico
The defendant was stopped while driving his motorcycle in a serpentine fashion by a Delray Beach officer. The officer observed an odor from alcohol and stated the defendant mixed up the alphabet. A DUI officer was called and had the defendant perform field sobriety tests. he stated the defendant performed poorly. On video at the breath testing facility, the defendant admitted to having four mixed drinks, feeling the effects of the alcohol, and feeling under the influence. The defendant refused the breath test.
The Jury found the defendant NOT GUILTY.
Jul 21, 2004 Case: 2004-CT-5079-0 Judge Clark
The defendant was involved in an accident where she ran into another car. When the officer arrived, he noticed the defendant to have an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and be very unsteady. The defendant performed poorly on roadside tests and subsequently refused the breath test.
The State dropped the DUI.
Jul 20, 2004 Case: 03-021277MM10A Judge Lerner-Wren
The defendant was stopped for running a red light. The officer that made the stop stated that he observed an odor of alcohol, blood shot eye, slurred speech, and that the defendant was completely off balance. A DUI officer was called and the defendant refused to do the field sobriety exercises and he also refused to take the breath test.
The State dropped the DUI.
Jul 20, 2004 Case: 04-1651MM10A Judge Murphy
The defendant was stopped for drifting from one lane to the next several times. Once stopped, the officer observed an odor of alcohol and the defendant stated he had a couple of drinks. A DUI officer was called and he subsequently arrested the defendant for DUI. The defendant refused to take the breath test.
The State dropped the DUI.
Jul 19, 2004 Case: 468032-W Judge Bloom
The defendant was stopped for running a red light. Once stopped, the officer noticed an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and bloodshot eyes. The defendant was unsteady and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. He blew a .136 in the breath machine.
The State dropped the DUI.
Jul 19, 2004 Case: 085707-J Judge Bloom
The defendant was stopped by the FHP for driving over 85 miles per hour in and out of traffic on a wet roadway. Once stopped, the officer noticed an odor of alcohol, slightly slurred speech and the defendant was off balance. According to the the officer, the defendant performed poorly of field sobriety tests and he subsequently blew a .093 in the breath machine.
The State dropped the DUI.
Jul 13, 2004 Case: 04-14MM10A Judge Murphy
The defendant was involved in an accident whereby he struck a pole. The officer who observed the crash, stated he noticed an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and bloodshot eyes. The defendant stated that he should not have gone out drinking that night. The defendant was arrested for DUI and blew a .166 in the breath machine.
The DUI was dismissed.
Jul 9, 2004 Case: 413682-X Judge Figarola
The defendant was stopped while parked behind a closed business. He was ordered out of the car. The officer observed an odor of alcohol, slurred speech and blood shot eyes. He performed poorly on roadsides and blew a .153 in the breath machine. This was the defendant's third offense.
The State read the deposition of the officer and the case law and then conceded the motion. The DUI was dismissed.
Jul 9, 2004 Case: 132382-W Judge Gayles
The defendant was involved in an accident in which she struck a raised median. She had an odor of alcohol, slurred speech. She performed poorly on roadside tests and blew a .216 in the breath machine.
The State dropped the DUI.
Jul 9, 2004 Case: 550211-X Judge Bloom
The defendant was stopped for speeding. The officer observed an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and the defendant performed poorly on field sobriety tests. He blew a .187 in the breath machine.
The State dropped the DUI.
Jun 29, 2004 Case: 04-005675MM10A Judge Murphy
The defendant was stopped for driving into the center median and running a red light. The officer noticed an odor of alcohol, bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and the defendant was extremely unsteady. A DUI officer was called and the defendant performed poorly on field sobriety exercises. He blew a .185 in the breath machine.
The State dropped the DUI.
Jun 28, 2004 Case: 289182-X Judge Figarola
The defendant was involved in a crash by driving into a fence. When the officer arrived he noticed an odor of alcohol, bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and the defendant was unsteady. He was transported to the police station to do field sobriety exercises. At the station he blew a .165 in the breath machine.
The State dropped the DUI.
Jun 28, 2004 Case: 413945-X Judge Figarola
The defendant was stopped for failing to maintain a single lane. The deputy observed the defendant to have a side to side sway, slurred speech and an odor of alcohol. According to the officer, the defendant performed poorly on several field sobriety tests. He blew a .146 in the breath machine.
The State dropped the DUI.
Jun 22, 2004 Case: 03-41797CT (JURY TRIAL) Judge Boles
The defendant was stopped by the police for speeding by a Santa Rosa County Deputy. The deputy observed the defendant to be uneasy on her feet, have slurred speech and have an odor of alcohol. A DUI officer was called to conduct field sobriety exercises on the defendant. The officer alleged she did poorly on the roadside tests which included the one leg stand and the walk and turn. The defendant allegedly refused the breath test. An open bottle of beer cold to the touch was found in the center console. This was the defendant’s second offense within five years of her last DUI conviction.
The Jury found the defendant NOT GUILTY.
Jun 16, 2004 Case: 03-028571TCA08 Judge Cohen
The defendant was stopped by the police for squealing his tires (improper start) pursuant to Florida Statute 316.154. Once stopped, the officer observed an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and that the defendant had difficulty standing. The defendant refused the field sobriety tests stating he had medical problems with his legs. On video back at the station, the defendant was argumentative with police, off balance, slurring his words, and he refused the breath test. This was the defendant’s FOURTH OFFENSE.
The DUI was dismissed.
Jun 15, 2004 Case: 03-13374MM10A Judge Zack
The defendant was stopped while driving through a checkpoint. The officer noticed a strong odor of alcohol and bloodshot watery eyes. The defendant was unsteady exiting the vehicle, and swayed from side to side throughout the investigation. The breath test operator stated that the defendant had a flushed face and slurred speech.
The State dropped the DUI on the morning of trial.
Jun 14, 2004 Case: 03-16821MM10A Judge Diaz
The defendant was observed asleep at the wheel on the bridge over the inter-coastal. The defendant’s eyes were extremely bloodshot and he wreaked of alcohol. He stated he had “a few too many.” His speech was slurred and his face was flushed. The defendant failed every roadside test and blew a .150 in the breath machine.
The State dropped the DUI.
Jun 14, 2004 Case: 252897-W Judge Bloom
The defendant was stopped for driving on the wrong side of the road by an undercover police officer. Once stopped the officer held the defendant at gun point and other officers arrived and detained the defendant. After he was detained, the officer noticed an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and bloodshot eyes. A DUI officer was called and the defendant performed poorly on all roadside tests.
The State dropped the DUI.
Jun 12, 2004 Case: 03-24329MM10A Judge Zack
The defendant was stopped for speeding. Once stopped, the officer observed an odor of alcohol and he admitted to drinking. According to the officer, he performed poorly on roadside tests and blew a .090 in the breath machine.
The state dropped the DUI.
Jun 12, 2004 Case: 048095-W Judge Mills-Francis
The defendant was stopped for failing to maintain a single lane. The officer noticed an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and unsteadiness. He performed poorly on roadside tests and subsequently refused the breath test.
The state dropped the DUI.
Jun 7, 2004 Case: 085992-J Judge Krieger-Martin
The defendant was involved in an accident in which the vehicle flipped over. The trooper arrived and noticed an odor of alcohol, slurred speech and the defendant appeared confused and off balance. He performed poorly on roadside tests and blew a .174 in the breath machine.
The State dropped the DUI.
Jun 7, 2004 Case: 466367-W Judge McWhorter
The defendant was stopped for obstructing traffic. The officer observed bloodshot eyes, an odor of alcohol, slurred speech and the defendant could not maintain his balance. The defendant refused all sobriety tests. This was the defendant's 2nd offense.
The State dropped the DUI.
Jun 1, 2004 Case: 250795-W Judge Bloom
The defendant was stopped for weaving all over the road. The officer noticed an odor of alcohol, bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. The defendant failed all roadside tests and blew a .211 in the breath machine.
The State dropped the DUI.
May 20, 2004 Case: 03-021434MMA99 Judge Damico
The defendant was stopped after allegedly failing to yield to a police officer’s vehicle. Once stopped, the officer noticed an odor of alcohol and slurred speech. Another officer was called to the scene to administer field sobriety exercises. The officer was in training and this was her second DUI investigation. She observed the defendant to stagger as he walked and perform poorly on roadside tests. The defendant was arrested for DUI and refused the breath test. This was the defendant’s second offense and marijuana was also found in the car.
Motions granted. The State dismissed the DUI and Marijuana charges.
May 17, 2004 Case: 575347-X Judge Prescott
The defendant was involved in an accident in which she ran into a house. The person who owns the house came outside and told her to stay and wait for the police. The defendant took off and was stopped in her car by another person in the neighborhood. She was detained by that person until the police arrived. When the police arrived, she told them she had been drinking and had taken Xanax. The officers observed balance problems, slurred speech, and odor of alcohol. She performed poorly on roadside tests. She refused to take the breath test. She was charged with DUI and Leaving the scene of an accident.
The State dropped the DUI.
May 14, 2004 Case: 04-515MM10A Judge Levenson
The defendant was stopped for swerving all over the road and hitting a curb. The officer noticed bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and an odor of alcohol on his breath. The defendant failed all roadside tests and was arrested for DUI. He subsequently blew a .186 and told the officers he had 6 icehouse beers. This was his 2nd DUI.
The Judge dismissed the charges.
May 8, 2004 Case: 03-011382MM10A Judge Zack
The defendant was stopped for weaving on the roadway. The officer noticed an odor of alcohol and bloodshot eyes. The officer stated that the defendant performed poorly on all roadside tests. She was subsequently arrested for DUI and blew a .110 in the breath machine.
The State dropped the DUI.
May 4, 2004 Case: 316853-X Judge Bloom
An anonymous caller called stating the defendant was driving erratically through the parking lot at a shopping center. The officer subsequently stopped the vehicle. The officer observed no traffic infraction and no erratic driving pattern. The officer observed the defendant to have an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and the defendant appeared off balance. The defendant performed poorly on roadsides and he had marijuana in the car. He blew a .256 in the breath machine.
The DUI was dismissed.
Apr 22, 2004 Case: 03-004192MM10A Judge Diaz
The defendant’s vehicle was stopped for swerving off the road. The officer stated that the defendant and another person in the vehicle switched seats. The officer noticed bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and an odor of alcohol. According to the officer, the defendant failed all roadside tests. She was arrested and blew a .103 in the breath machine.
The State dropped the DUI.
Apr 21, 2004 Case: 02-010912MM10A Judge Robinson
The defendant was stopped for almost colliding with 2 pedestrians. Inside his vehicle was a bottle of alcohol. The officer noticed bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and an odor of alcohol on his breath. The defendant was arrested and blew a .101 in the breath machine.
The State dropped the DUI.
Apr 11, 2004 Case: 2004-CT-8527-0 Judge Martinez
The defendant was stopped in Orlando for failure to maintain a single lane for allegedly driving off the roadway on the grass one time. The trooper observed an odor of alcohol, thick tongued speech and balance problems. He performed poorly on roadside tasks on video and blew a .124 in the breath machine.
Just prior to the motion hearing, the State conceded the motion after reviewing the applicable Florida case law. The DUI was dismissed.
Apr 6, 2004 Case: 04-003395MM10A Judge Murphy
Officers came in contact with the defendant and observed an odor of alcohol on the defendant’s breath, slurred speech and blood shot eyes. After performing poorly on all field sobriety tests, the defendant was arrested for DUI and blew a .18 in the breath machine.
The DUI was dismissed.
Apr 3, 2004 Case: 03-10959MM10A Judge Cowart
The defendant was stopped for brake light not functioning. The defendant used her vehicle to exit and was unsteady while walking. She had two open bottles of beer in the car. She had an odor of alcohol, bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and a flushed face. She failed all roadside tests and was arrested for DUI. The defendant blew a .218. (2nd offense)
After the argument, the prosecutor conceded the motion. The DUI was dropped.
Mar 29, 2004 Case: 306336-X Judge Figarola
The defendant was stopped for weaving and driving without headlights. The officer observed unsteadiness, an odor of alcohol, and slurred and mumbled speech. He refused roadsides stating, "I’m drunk, just arrest me and get this over with." That was according to the officer. He refused to take a breath test.
The State dropped the DUI.
Mar 29, 2004 Case: 8365-BYS Judge McWhorter
The defendant was stopped for weaving and driving 25 mph in a 55 mph zone. The defendant had slurred speech and was unsteady on his feet. He performed poorly on roadsides. The officer believed the defendant was impaired by drugs. A Drug recognition exam was conducted and the Officer concluded the defendant was impaired by marijuana.
The State dropped the DUI.
Mar 24, 2004 Case: 456379-W Judge Newman
The defendant was stopped by police when he was slumped over the wheel in the roadway. The officers observed an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and he was uncooperative. He refused roadsides and refused a breath test. His license was also suspended and it was his 2nd offense.
The State dropped the DUI.
Mar 22, 2004 Case: 411123-X Judge Bloom
The defendant was stopped for speeding. The officer who stopped him observed the defendant to be unsteady, have an odor of alcohol on his breath and slurred speech. According to the officer the defendant failed every field sobriety test. After being placed under arrest for DUI, he subsequently refused a breath test.
The State dropped the DUI.
Mar 22, 2004 Case: 082951-J Judge Bloom
The defendant was on the side of the road because his car caught on fire. During a conversation with the Trooper, the defendant admitted to driving and drinking wine. The Trooper stated that the defendant could not even stand up. Several roadsides were conducted and according to the Trooper the defendant failed all of them. He was arrested, and subsequently blew a .202 in the breath machine.
The State dropped the DUI.
Mar 5, 2004 Case: 574510-X Judge Pando
The defendant was stopped for running a red light. Once stopped, the officer observed an odor of alcohol, bloodshot eyes. The defendant was also observed tripping over his feet when he walked. A DUI officer was called out to conduct the investigation. According to the officer, the defendant performed poorly on roadside tests and was subsequently arrested for DUI. He refused a breath test. This was the defendant’s 2nd offense.
The State dropped the DUI.
Feb 25, 2004 Case: 03-018435MM10A Judge Murphy
The defendant was seen passed out behind the wheel of the car in the middle of the roadway. The defendant was completely intoxicated and could not perform one exercise. He was arrested and blew a .178 in the breath machine.
The state dropped the DUI rather than putting the deputy on the witness stand.
Feb 25, 2004 Case: 01-9748MM10A Judge Gehl
A deputy approached the defendant’s car in a parking lot and told him not to drive. The defendant was seen driving soon after the encounter. The deputy stopped the defendant for the second time and observed an odor of alcohol, bloodshot eyes and some unsteadiness when he exited the car. The deputy concluded that the defendant failed the roadside tests and arrested him for DUI. The defendant blew a .098 into the breath machine.
At trial, after the prosecutor called their last witness, the defense argued a motion to suppress based on the poor testimony of the arresting officer. The motion was granted. All evidence was thrown out.
Feb 23, 2004 Case: 7409-BYS Judge Bloom
The defendant was stopped for swerving. The officer observed an odor of alcohol, blood shot eyes and the defendant was unsteady on his feet. The defendant performed poorly on field sobriety tests. The defendant also submitted to a Drug Recognition Exam.. Believing the defendant has taken drugs, a urine test was requested. He tested positive for cocaine.
The State dropped the DUI.
Feb 18, 2004 Case: 03-018376TCA04 Judge Damico
The defendant was stopped for speeding. The officer observed the defendant to have an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and said he was off balance exiting the car. The defendant performed poorly on roadsides in that he stepped off the line a number of times, put his foot down numerous times on the one leg stand, and mixed up letters in the alphabet. He refused a breath test.
The DUI was dismissed.
Feb 17, 2004 Case: 9501-BYP Judge McWhorter
The defendant was involved in an accident. The officer on scene noticed the defendant to be off balance, have a flushed face, and mumbled speech. The defendant performed very poorly on roadsides. The defendant was arrested for being impaired by some type of chemical or controlled substance. Urine was requested by a drug recognition expert officer at the station in which the defendant tested positive for cocaine, marijuana, and alprazolam.
The State dropped the DUI.
Feb 11, 2004 Case: 04-007656MM10A Judge Feiner
The defendant was stopped when police observed her traveling over the posted speed limit. She did not stop at the direction of the officers. The officers then chased her until she was finally stopped. Once detained by the officers, they observed an odor of alcohol. She became abusive towards the officers and she was subsequently arrested for fleeing and eluding a police officer and DUI. She refused to take the breath test.
The State dropped the DUI.
Feb 8, 2004 Case: 413949-X Judge Krieger-Martin
The defendant was stopped for having an illegal tint on her window. Once stopped, the officer noticed an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and that the defendant staggered while she walked. Another officer was called to the scene to conduct field sobriety exercises. He stated the defendant performed poorly and she was arrested for DUI. She refused the breath test.
The DUI was dismissed.
Feb 8, 2004 Case: 265578-W Judge Krieger-Martin
The police responded to a call about a driver who was passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle. When the police arrived, the defendant was slumped over wheel on his own driveway. The officers awoke the defendant and observed an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and the defendant could not even stand up without assistance. He refused the breath test.
The DUI was dismissed.
Jan 27, 2004 Case: 02-029249TCA04 (JURY TRIAL) Judge Moyle
The defendant was stopped by an officer while on the side of the road. A call had gone out about a sick or injured driver. The officer who arrived on the scene stated that the defendant was sitting in the driver’s seat with the keys in the ignition. The officer observed an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and the defendant to be unsteady on his feet. A DUI officer was called and the defendant performed poorly on all roadside tests. Blood was subsequently drawn and the defendant’s blood alcohol level was a .19.
NOT GUILTY (in fifteen minutes).
Jan 22, 2004 Case: 03-007098TCA04 Judge Damico
The defendant was stopped for speeding and weaving. He almost struck two vehicles as he left his lane of travel. The officer observed slurred speech, an odor of alcohol, and the defendant staggered throughout the investigation. The defendant did not perform field sobriety exercises due to the fact he told the officer he had back injuries. He refused a breath test.
The State dropped the DUI prior to trial.
Jan 11, 2004 Case: 131995-W Judge Figarola
The defendant was stopped for driving across three lanes of traffic and almost striking another vehicle. The officer observed and odor of alcohol, slurred speech and glassy eyes. According to the officers, he used the car for balance and became verbally abusive towards the officers. He refused the roadside tests and refused the breath test.
The State dropped the DUI.
Jan 9, 2004 Case: 02-029205MM10A Judge Cowart
The defendant was stopped for weaving. The officer observed an odor of alcohol and bloodshot eyes. The defendant performed poorly on roadside tests and blew a .154 in the breath machine.
The State conceded the motion.
Jan 7, 2004 Case: 250999-W Judge Newman
The defendant was stopped for loud music coming from his car. When the officer approached his car, he smelled an odor of alcohol, bloodshot eyes, and slurred speech. A DUI officer was called and the defendant performed poorly on field sobriety exercises. The defendant refused to take the breath test.
The State dropped the DUI.
Jan 3, 2004 Case: 245831-W Judge Pando
The defendant was involved in an accident where he rear ended another vehicle. He could not perform roadside tasks due to his level of intoxication. The officers observed an odor of alcohol, bloodshot eyes, the defendant almost falling, and slurred speech. The defendant blew a .162 in the breath machine.
The State dropped the DUI.
Jan 3, 2004 Case: 245111-W Judge Haigh
The defendant was sitting behind the wheel of his vehicle in the inside lane of traffic next to the curb. When the officer pulled up, he had his overhead lights flashing. He subsequently ordered the defendant out of the car. He made no DUI observations until the defendant was outside of the vehicle. He testified that the defendant was sleeping in the car and that he took the keys out of the ignition. A DUI officer was called who observed the defendant to be unsteady, have an odor of alcohol, and blood shot eyes. He performed very poorly on all of the sobriety tasks. He refused a breath test. (this was his 2nd offense).
The motion was granted and all of the evidence was thrown out. The State dropped the DUI.
Dec 30, 2003 Case: 413710-X Judge McWhorter
The defendant was found by the police passed out in his vehicle in the middle of the road. He had just left the scene of an accident. The defendant was unsteady, had slurred speech, and an odor of alcohol on his breath. He was also charged with leaving the scene of an accident. The defendant was given the eye test (HGN). He refused the breath test.
The State dropped the DUI.
Dec 17, 2003 Case: 250738-W Judge Pando
The defendant was stopped for speeding and straddling the lane markers. The officer observed an odor of alcohol, bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and the defendant appeared to be unsteady. The defendant refused the breath test and all roadsides except HGN (the eye test).
The State dropped the DUI.
Dec 17, 2003 Case: 03-013971MM10A Judge Murphy
The defendant was stopped for driving carelessly through a parking lot squealing his tires. Upon exiting the vehicle the defendant was unsteady on his feet. The defendant had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and an odor of alcohol. The defendant refused to answer any questions or provide any tests.
The State dropped the DUI.
Dec 12, 2003 Case: 02-029129MM10A Judge Gehl
The defendant was stopped driving through a checkpoint. The defendant had watery eyes, and was unaware of his surroundings. The defendant was unsteady on his feet and failed all sobriety tests. When the officer asked the defendant to touch the tip of the pen he was unsuccessful. The defendant refused a breath test.
Motion granted. Case Dismissed.
Nov 12, 2003 Case: 03-010459MM10A Judge Murphy
The defendant was stopped going through a checkpoint. The officer noticed bloodshot watery eyes, slurred speech and an odor of alcohol. The defendant admitted to drinking 5 beers, failed all roadside sobriety tests, and blew a .138 in the breath machine.
The court granted the motion. The case was dismissed.
Nov 8, 2003 Case: 395118-W Judge Mills-Francis
The defendant was stopped for weaving in and out of traffic. The officers observed an odor of alcohol, bloodshot eyes, and slurred speech. He performed poorly on roadsides. This was the defendant’s 2nd offense. The defendant blew a .104 in the breath machine.
The State dropped the DUI.
Nov 8, 2003 Case: 574473-X Judge Hernandez
The defendant was stopped for throwing a bottle of alcohol out of his window. The initial officer observed the defendant to have an odor of alcohol and a blank stare. When the DUI officer arrived , the defendant could not follow any instructions and could not comprehend anything. He was unable to perform any sobriety tests. He refused a breath test. This was the defendant’s 2nd offense.
The State dropped the DUI.
Oct 30, 2003 Case: 03-4852MM10A Judge Zack
The defendant was stopped for driving over the curb and accelerating his tires while in a drive thru. The officer noticed blood shot eyes, flushed face, slurred speech and an odor of alcohol on his breath. The defendant was unable to complete any of the roadside sobriety tests. He was arrested for DUI and blew a .16 in the breath machine. This was his 2nd offense for DUI.
The motion was granted and all evidence was thrown out.
Oct 29, 2003 Case: 02-029129MM10A Judge Gehl
The defendant was stopped while entering through a checkpoint. The defendant told the officer he had been drinking, and as he exited the car he was swaying in a circular direction. The defendant told the officer he was in Miami even though he was in Pembroke Pines. The defendant failed all roadside tests and was arrested for DUI. A bag of marijuana was found in the vehicle.
The Motion was granted and all evidence was thrown out.
Oct 28, 2003 Case: 02-030555TCA04 Judge Damico
The defendant was stopped for running a red light and nearly colliding with an officer. The officer observed an odor of alcohol, bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. According to the officer she performed poorly on the roadside sobriety tests and subsequently blew a .097 in the breath machine after being arrested.
The State dropped the DUI.
Oct 28, 2003 Case: 03-004305MM10A Judge Lerner-Wren
The defendant was stopped for having an unlawful tag. Upon stopping the defendant, the officer noticed a bottle of liquor in the car. The defendant exhibited bloodshot eyes, flushed face and an odor of alcohol. She performed poorly on the roadside sobriety tests and was arrested for DUI. She blew a .120 in the breath machine.
The State dropped the DUI.
Oct 27, 2003 Case: 388153-W Judge Pando
The defendant was stopped for driving off the roadway onto the grassy swale. After being stopped, the officer observed an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and the defendant appeared to be off balance. The defendant performed poorly on roadsides and blew a .144 in the breath machine.
The Judge Granted the motion and threw out all the evidence.
Oct 14, 2003 Case: 03-022793TCAO4 Judge Gerber
The defendant was stopped for driving on the wrong side of the road almost striking the officer head on. The defendant was unsteady, eyes bloodshot, and she had an odor of alcohol on her breath. She performed poorly on all roadsides.
The State dropped the DUI.
Oct 14, 2003 Case: 060919-J Judge Newman
The defendant was involved in an accident. The officer observed an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, unsteadiness, and the defendant performed poorly on the sobriety tests. He blew a .13 in the breath machine.
The State dropped the DUI.
Oct 12, 2003 Case: 03-009416MM10A Judge Murphy
The defendant sat through 2 cycles of lights without moving. In addition, the defendant failed to put her lights on. The officer noticed bloodshot eyes, flushed face and an odor of alcohol. She stated she was coming home from a bar. The defendant failed all roadside sobriety tests and had mood swings throughout the investigation.
The State dropped the DUI.
Oct 2, 2003 Case: 574680-X Judge Figarola
The defendant was observed driving at a slow rate of speed and failing to maintain a single lane. The defendant was observed to have slurred speech and odor of alcohol on her breath. She performed several roadsides poorly and was arrested for DUI. She blew a .181 in the breath machine.
The State conceded and dropped the DUI.
Sep 30, 2003 Case: 63-2003-CT-0063-A Judge Reiman
The defendant was involved in a one car accident. When the first officer arrived he observed the defendant to have an odor of alcohol. The location of the defendant was unknown. The defendant was taken to the hospital in which a blood draw was conducted. The defendant’s blood alcohol reading was .256 (over three times the legal limit.)
The State dropped the DUI.
Aug 29, 2003 Case: 03-015799MM10A Judge Berman
The defendant was stopped for driving with an unauthorized blue light on his motorcycle as well as an invalid tag. The officer noticed an odor of alcohol, bloodshot eyes and his speech was extremely slurred and thick tongued. The defendant complained of feeling dizzy and immediately sat down. He refused to complete any tests and was arrested for DUI.
The State dropped the DUI.
Aug 28, 2003 Case: 03-003895MM10A Judge Feiner
The defendant was stopped for driving 95 mph on 1-75. The officer smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from the defendant and could not complete any of the field sobriety tests. The officer said the defendant almost fell down on the road. He was arrested for DUI and blew a .157. It was the defendant’s 3rd DUI.
Motion Granted. The State dropped the DUI.
Aug 19, 2003 Case: 03-017322TC10A Judge Feiner
The defendant was stopped for driving 103mph on 1-95. The defendant was arrested for driving on a DUI suspension.
The charge was dismissed.
Aug 12, 2003 Case: 245581-W Judge Kreiger-Martin
The defendant was involved in an accident whereby he allegedly was hit by a man on a scooter. The man on the scooter left the scene prior to the officers arriving. Upon arrival, the defendant admitted to being the driver and after the officer noticed an odor of alcohol and unsteadiness, the defendant was asked to submit to field sobriety tests in which he performed poorly. After being arrested for DUI, the defendant blew a .236 in the breath machine.
The State dropped the DUI.
Aug 12, 2003 Case: 245333-W Judge Figarloa
The defendant stopped to ask the officer for directions. The officer noticed an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and bloodshot eyes. She was unsteady on her feet and performed poorly on all field sobriety tests. The officer had to explain the instructions several times. The defendant refused to take a breath test.
The State dropped the DUI.
Aug 7, 2003 Case: 03-001280TCA99 Judge Gerber
The defendant was stopped for speeding. Once stopped, the deputy observed an odor of alcohol and bloodshot eyes. The defendant admitted to having five beers. He then performed roadsides on video. He was arrested an blew a .098 in the breath machine.
The State dropped the DUI.
Aug 4, 2003 Case: 02-002002MM10A Judge Trachman
The defendant was stopped for driving the wrong way on A1A. The defendant performed below standards on the field sobriety tests and subsequently blew a .098 on the intoxilyzer.
The State dropped the DUI just before trial.
Jul 21, 2003 Case: 265806-W Judge Reyes
The defendant was involved in a multi car accident and charged with 9 counts of DUI person and property damage. Some of the victims were ejected from their vehicles. At the scene, the defendant’s blood was taken with a result of .276.
The State dropped all 9 counts of the DUI\DUI Property\Personal injury Damage.
Jul 18, 2003 Case: 02-001554MM10A Judge Trachman
The defendant was stopped for unlawfully screeching his tires. The deputy noticed bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and an odor of alcohol. The defendant failed all roadside tests and was arrested for DUI. The defendant told the deputy he was going to get a gun and shoot him if he ever saw him on the street. He blew a .091.
The State dropped the DUI. (This was the 2nd time the defendant was arrested for DUI. The firm won both cases.
Jul 16, 2003 Case: 02-015570MM10A Judge Lazarus
The defendant was stopped for driving recklessly. The officer made several observations that he believed were consistent with DUI. He was subsequently arrested for DUI.
The State dropped the DUI after conceding that the officer lacked credibility.
Jul 15, 2003 Case: 574738-X Judge Figarola
The defendant was involved in an accident in which he crossed into the opposite lane of travel and hit a police officer. The defendant had an odor of alcohol, fumbled with his driver’s license, and low speech. The officers stated that the defendant was unsteady on his feet. The defendant performed poorly on roadsides and was arrested for DUI.
The State dropped the DUI.
Jul 14, 2003 Case: 265994-W Judge Newman
The defendant was stopped for running a stop sign and driving erratically. The officer who stopped him stated he observed slurred speech, and an odor of alcohol. The defendant was allegedly off balance. The arresting officer only did two roadsides. The defendant refused to give a breath sample.
The State dropped the DUI.
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