7048-XFA – Hillsborough County – November 2012
Result: Reckless Driving
Defendant was stopped for running a stop sign. Upon extensive review of the location of the stop, pictures were taken of the stop sign and compared to the position of the officer at the time he allegedly observed defendant driving. During negotiations and argument with the state attorney, it was questioned whether the officer actually observed the traffic infraction. Despite the officer’s observations and video surveillance indicating sub-par performance on the field sobriety exercises, the charge was reduced to reckless driving.