Hit and Run Leads to DUI Arrest
A birthday celebration ended with a local woman being struck by a vehicle and the driver of the vehicle arrested, a report by the Florida Highway Patrol shows.
According to FHP, Alexis P. was arrested on charges of DUI and leaving the scene of an accident with injury. Reports show that law enforcement responded to the intersection of SR 51 and Pineview Circle in Live Oak around 11:49 p.m., Saturday, in reference to a hit and run that had occurred at Wayne Frier’s Mobile Home Park, Lot 113.
When FHP arrived, Deputy Harris of the Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office had already conducted a traffic stop in reference to the hit and run and had placed Alexis in his patrol car. During the initial interview with Alexis, alcohol was detected on his breath. His eyes were also bloodshot and watery, FHP says, adding that he was unsuccessful in passing field sobriety tests.
Alexis told law enforcement that he did not remember having a crash with a pedestrian at Wayne at the mobile home lot, but admitted that he had been at the residence consuming alcohol and celebrating a birthday party.
While at the Suwannee County Jail, FHP officials requested that Alexis submit to a alcohol breath test but he refused to do so.
When FHP interviewed the victim at Shands of Live Oak, where she was treated for minor injuries, she said that Alexis had been at her residence all day, consuming alcohol, the report shows. She added that she was walking her dog in front of the green Ford pickup Alexis was driving when the crash occurred around 11:30 p.m. in her driveway.
Something most people do not know is that field sobriety exercises are done on a volunteer basis and refusal to participate is not a crime, unlike a chemical test, such as a blood sample. However, there is always a good chance you can beat your charge, regardless of circumstances, with the help of a Broward County DUI attorney at Musca Law.
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