Practice Area:DUI / DWI
Outcome:DUI reduced to reckless driving
Description:The defendant was arrested for DUI by two Coral Gables Police officers responding to investigate a vehicle parked on the road for a long time. When the two officers arrived they found the defendant asleep behind the wheel. On the trial day the second officer to respond showed up as a witness. The officer that arrived at the scene first, just one minute earlier, did not. The defense presented a motion to suppress the stop based on lack of probable cause. While the Judge took a recess to rule on the motion the State offered to reduce the DUI charges to reckless driving.