Alachua County Driver Pulled over for Speeding
An Alachua Police Department Officer observed a vehicle traveling on State Road 25 at a high rate of speed. The officer activated his radar and received a reading that the vehicle was traveling at 75 miles per hour in a 60 miles per hour zone. The officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and made contact with the driver of the vehicle. The officer stated he noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming from the driver, bloodshot watery eyes and that the driver was very talkative. The officer requested that the driver perform field sobriety exercise, which the driver refused to perform. The officer placed the driver under arrest for driving under the influence second offense and transported him to the Alachua County Jail where he requested that the driver provide a breath sample. The driver refused to provide a breath sample while at the jail. The driver was additionally charged with refusal to sign the DUI citation.
The driver hired Meldon law. The attorneys at Meldon provided the prosecutor with a motion to bifurcate and a motion in limine, as well as pointed out potential issues with the DUI investigation. The attorney at Meldon Law was able to successfully negotiate a plea to a reduced charge of reckless driving with alcohol, while the additional charge was dropped.
DISCLAIMER: The results are specific to the facts and legal circumstances of each of the clients’ cases and should not be used to form an expectation that the same results could be obtained for other clients in similar matters without reference to the specific factual and legal circumstances of each client’s case. (Date of Arrest: September 9, 2018).