Case No.: 08-26526MM10A, Broward County, Judge K. Ireland, August 3, 2009.
Allegations: DUI (second offense outside of five years of the prior). My client is alleged to have run a steady red light while north-bound on Federal Highway at Commercial Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. He smelled of alcohol, had blood-shot eyes, and after an initial denial, admitted to having a beer or two ‘hours ago.' He politely declined to perform roadside sobriety tests and was arrested. After that, he declined the request for a breath test. All of this occurred on video. We announced ready for trial, but on the morning of, the state attorney's office agreed to ‘break the case down' to a reckless driving charge. The DUI went away and my client kept his driver's license. He will have to pay fines, court costs, do community service and be on probation for six months.