A driver was observed speeding 80 mph in a 45 mph zone and traveling without his headlights on. He also drove out of his lane, straddling the shoulder line and lane dividing line. He failed to stop immediately upon a Gainesville Police Department officer’s initiation of a traffic stop, although there were several places to pull over. Further, the driver had bloodshot and watery eyes and smelled strongly of alcohol. In response to questioning, the driver admitted that he “probably had too many” and was “probably going to jail.” He agreed only to the HGN test, during which he failed to keep his head still and look at the stimulus. He was thereafter arrested and refused to provide a breath sample.
Upon being charged with DUI, the driver retained Meldon Law. Attorneys negotiated a plea to DUI with the State, which included a probationary period, minimum fines and community service, and DUI school. (Date of Arrest: October 14, 2011)