Drunk Driving Charge in Hillsborough County Reduced to Reckless Driving

Case Number: 6526XEP
Location: Hillsborough County
Charge: DUI
Result: DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving

Defendant was observed driving southbound on MacDill Avenue and was stopped by Tampa Police Department for failure to maintain a single lane.

During the course of the video surveillance capturing her driving pattern, she crossed over the median and hit the fog line on several occasions. She was stopped by Tampa Police, who observed an odor of alcoholic beverage on her breath, slurred speech, glassy eyes. She refused to perform the field sobriety exercises and refused a breath test.

During the course of negotiations with the state attorney’s office, Stephen Higgins was able to get the charge amended to a reckless driving, so the client was not convicted of a DUI.