Charge: Unlawful Race
A Gainesville Police Department officer observed a group of people on the side of the road with a video camera. The officer saw two vehicles driving southbound on the roadway that sped up after passing the officer. The vehicles appeared to intentionally drive recklessly. One vehicle drove off the shoulder and spun out of control. A second officer conducted interviews of the suspects and it was determined that the driver of the vehicle drove an unregistered vehicle exhibiting a high rate of speed followed by high speed braking and evasive maneuvers which resulted in the vehicle becoming stuck in the ditch.
The driver retained Meldon Law and we were able to enroll the driver in a Deferred Prosecution program. This program allowed for a dismissal of the charges after the driver paid a minimal fine, attended a driver improvement course, and a victim impact panel. The driver successfully complied with these requirements and the charges against him were dropped.