Case No.: 502006CT034722AXXXSB, Palm Beach County
Allegations: DUI and Leaving the Scene of an Accident: My client is alleged to have been involved in an accident where her car ended up stuck on a median in Palm Beach County. Unable to get the vehicle un-stuck, she allegedly ran away while wearing what witnesses described as a “white dress or Toga.” My client told the police that “an unknown white male” was driving her car when it crashed. She smelled of alcohol, had red and bloodshot eyes, was unsteady on her feet and would cry hysterically and then stop. Her roadside sobriety tests were terrible and she admitted she was not sober and ‘had a shot.' She agreed to take the breath test and blew a .15 on the Intoxilyzer 8000.
Results: I immediately spoke with the prosecutor in charge of filing formal charges before the arraignment date and convinced the prosecutor that the state would not be able to prove that my client was the driver of the vehicle; i.e., they ‘couldn't put her behind the wheel,' a required element of the crime of DUI. The state agreed and declined to file any formal charges.