State v. V.R.; Case No. 562009CT002527 (St. Lucie County)
DUI and Criminal Traffic
Fort Pierce Police Department
V.R. was driving home when he sideswiped a telephone pole on Indian River Drive in Fort Pierce. He continued to drive his vehicle a few houses beyond the location of the accident. He stopped his vehicle in the nearest safe location and called for a tow truck. The police arrived and charged him with leaving the scene because they thought he should have stopped his vehicle immediately. Through our investigative efforts, including a comprehensive documentation of the scene, we were able to demonstrate that the nearest location for our client to stop his car was exactly where he actually did stop. Charges were dropped by the State after the defenses thorough investigation.