A Hernando County sheriff’s deputy arrested last month for driving under the influence will not be prosecuted.
According to reports, the State Attorney’s Office mentioned a lack of evidence and conflicting witness accounts in deciding to dismiss the case against the deputy.
A Florida Highway Patrol trooper pulled over a white Mercedes sedan in Brooksville on Jan. 12 for speeding. According to the trooper, the Mercedes was travelling at speeds of 85 mph in a 55 mph zone.
According to the arrest report, the 45-year-old Hernando deputy flashed his badge and had trouble finding his license in his wallet. It was noted by the trooper that the man had glassy, bloodshot eyes and his breath smelled of alcohol.
The man allegedly failed sobriety tests and was arrested. He did not give a breath sample at the Hernando County Detention Center.
A DUI conviction can bring serious consequences, including the suspension of your driver’s license, jail time, hefty fines and even massive increases in insurance rates. All of these penalties are in addition to the shame and humiliation of being arrested by law enforcement. However, just because you were arrested and charged with DUI, this does not mean you will automatically be convicted of this offense. When the right criminal defense attorney is involved, many DUI charges can be reduced to a lesser offense or even dismissed entirely. Choosing the right attorney can make all the difference in your case. A Hernando County DUI Defense Lawyer at Whittel & Melton can provide you with the aggressive legal representation you need. In most cases, we can appear on your behalf in court so that you never need to make a trip down to the courthouse.