Bradford County Driver DUI License Suspension Invalidated
A Lawtey Police Department officer conducted a traffic stop on a blue SUV for speeding. While speaking to the vehicle’s driver, the officer later stated that he observed his bloodshot, watery eyes, and slurred speech. The officer asked the driver to perform field sobriety exercises, which the driver agreed to do. The first exercise was the horizontal gaze nystagmus. The officer stated that he observed distinct and sustained nystagmus at maximum deviation in both eyes and nystagmus prior to 45 degrees in both eyes. The officer later noted that the driver displayed three (3) out of the eight (8) impairment indicators on the walk and turn exercise. The driver also displayed two (2) out of the four (4) impairment indicators on the one-leg stand.
Based on the driver’s performance, he was placed under arrest and asked to provide a breath sample which the driver agreed to provide. The driver’s breath test results showed a BAC of .000. Based on these results, the officer then requested the driver give a urine sample, which the driver also provided.
The driver hired Meldon Law. The attorneys at Meldon Law applied for a Formal Review Hearing through the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle (DHSMV) to challenge the basis of the driver’s license suspension. During the hearing, the Meldon Law attorney made a motion to invalidate the license suspension based on his client agreeing to provide both a breath and urine sample and his BAC result of .000. Therefore there was not a valid basis for the suspension. The hearing officer later issued an order setting aside the license suspension.
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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 Suspension: December 31, 2020).