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USF Student Drunk Driving Charge Reduced to Reckless Driving in Hillsborough County

Case Number: 6739XEG
Location: Hillsborough County
Charge: DUI
Result: DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving

Defendant was observed traveling around USF Holly Drive area and was stopped by University of South Florida’s police department. During the driving pattern he was observed driving above the speeding limit, and his tires squealed and he was driving in a jerking manner.

USF Police Department stopped him, observed indicators of impairment, and the defendant admitted to drinking a couple of beers. During the course of the field sobriety exercises, USFPD determined that he failed. Post arrest defendant retained the services of FInebloom, Haenel, Higgins, and during the course of negotiations with the State Attorney Stephen Higgins was able to get the charge amended from a DUI to a reckless driving.