On June 14, 2014, a Fort Pierce woman, smelling of alcohol, was arrested after she presented a DVD when asked for her driver’s license.The case took place on June 14 at about 12:45 a.m., when a St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office deputy pulled over a 1997 Pontiac near the 4200 block of South U.S. 1 in Fort Pierce, Florida, after he suspected the driver of committing traffic violations.The occupant of the vehicle, a 45-year-old woman, was asked by the deputy sheriff for her driver’s license and she offered him a DVD instead.
A deputy removed the keys from the ignition of her vehicle while she was speaking to another officer.
Shortly afterward she, who had apparently not noticed that her keys were no longer in the ignition, said that she was leaving and attempted to start her car and put it in drive.
A deputy asked her to step out of her vehicle, and when she did, the door hit into the deputy’s leg.
When the deputy attempted to ask her about her alcohol usage and medications she was taking, she kept replying “(Racial epithet) please!”
At one point prior to her arrest, she attempted to kiss the deputy and at another she attempted to give him a hug.
Police investigators determined she was incapable of taking a field sobriety test and arrested her under a DUI charge.
Breath testing revealed that her blood alcohol content stood between 0.249 and 0.251—more than three times the legal limit of 0.08 while driving.
She was taken to the St. Lucie County Jail on a DUI charge.
Here in Florida, a DUI conviction can result in probation, jail time, suspension, community service hours and many other unpleasant penalties. Fort Pierce DUI defense attorney Jeffrey H. Garland, Esq. has defended DUI, BUI, and other driving offense cases for over 30 years.
One important point often overlooked is that DUI cases are defensible. Here at Jeffrey H. Garland, P.A., we pride ourselves on leaving no stone untouched in our efforts to determine whether the State of Florida is capable of meeting its burden of proof; whether incriminating evidence is valid and whether an independent defense investigation may bring a new defense to light.
Mr. Garland will do everything in his power to keep you out of jail. If you or someone you know has been in a similar legal situation, contact our firm at (772) 242-6380.