A man was taken into custody by local law enforcement agents this week on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol in Hallandale Beach, Broward DUI attorney William Moore has learned. Jack Robertson, of Hollywood, was arrested on his 28th birthday, possibly after a night of celebratory drinking. The arrest took place at about 6:30 in the morning, as traffic began to thicken for the morning rush hour.
A local law enforcement officer saw Robertson’s vehicle slowly cross an intersection against the red light prior to going off the road, ending up in nearby bushes. The vehicle did not collide with any oncoming traffic and was reportedly traveling at a speed of only 15 to 20 miles per hour as it crossed the intersection illegally. The police officer who saw the incident responded immediately, says Fort Lauderdale DUI Lawyer William Moore. The two officers who were at the scene approached the driver’s side window of Robertson’s car, where they found the birthday boy passed out or asleep behind the wheel. They reported that Robertson smelled of alcohol. After calling for backup assistance, they woke Robertson, who apparently laughed at or ridiculed the four police officers who were surrounding his vehicle. He also tried to hit them.
His alleged actions sparked a confrontation between the law enforcement officers and Robertson, who was not compliant, according to the police. Broward DUI attorney William Moore has learned that one police officer used pepper spray on Robertson in an effort to subdue him; another attempted to use a taser on the suspect, although it did not function properly and Robertson was not subjected to electro-shocking as a result. The police reported that they resorted to these actions after Robertson allegedly reached for one officer’s weapon.
As a result of the alleged DUI and the altercation with police, Robertson faces multiple charges in addition to DUI, including resisting arrest with violence and other traffic citations.
Fort Lauderdale DUI attorney William Moore provides outstanding DUI defense in Broward, Fort Lauderdale, and Fort Lauderdale-Dade Counties. If you have been charged with a DUI, contact Fort Lauderdale DUI Lawyer William R. Moore, P.A.
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