[2010 CT 015357 NC]
Defendant found not guilty in less than 20 minutes by jury trial. The Defendant went out with a friend on Thanksgiving weekend. His friend drove to Siesta Key where the Defendant consumed some alcohol between 4-6 beers. Darren Finebloom proved at trial that he took a cab home from Siesta key. Once home he took a prescribed ambien. The next thing he remembers is waking up in a jail cell. Darren Finebloom took the case to trial as the State did not believe the defense. Darren Finebloom and Anne Marie Rizzo presented their case along with expert testimony on sleep driving to the jury. The cops testified they found the Defendant passed out in the drive thru line at Mcdonalds. The Defendant smelled of alcohol and refused a breath test. Once final arguments were done the Jury took less than 20 minutes to find the Defendant not guilty.
Sarasota County DUI