British professional golfer Rachel Connor was arrested Thursday morning for DUI with retired NFL star Eddie George apparently riding shotgun.
Connor, 21, was pulled over around 2:21 a.m. in Sarasota, Florida after police allegedly observed her speeding. According to the police report, Connor apparently admitted to consuming two vodka cranberries earlier in the night.
Cops identified the man in the passenger seat as former NFL star and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George.
Connor was allegedly given a breathalyzer test that yielded results of .133 and .137. Authorities claim she had trouble walking straight and could not count in numerical order.
According to reports, George was not arrested.
Anytime law enforcement officials suspect a motorist may be operating his or her vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they may detain the individual. After stopping a vehicle for suspicion of DUI, officers may choose to administer field sobriety tests or a breathalyzer test. If you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, it is extremely necessary to have a DUI defense lawyer on your side to defend your rights, livelihood and future.
Breathalyzer test results are not always reliable. In fact, these results may be challenged in court for the following reasons:
• The machine was improperly calibrated
• The test was not properly administered
• The breathalyzer machine was not stored properly
• The breathalyzer machine was possibly damaged
• The test, or tests, yielded conflicting readings
• Other possible chemicals or substances may have been present that created a false reading
If any field sobriety or chemical tests are not properly administered they may be found inaccurate, and the results may not be admissible in court. The Florida DUI Defense Lawyers at Whittel & Melton may be able to assist with your defense by identifying errors in the test procedures and/or results.
If you have been arrested for DUI in Florida and need help challenging the results of your breathalyzer test, contact the Florida DUI Defense Lawyers at the Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC online or reach us by phone statewide and toll-free at 1-866-608-5LAW (5529).