Flo Rida Avoids Jail Time In DUI Arrest
MIAMI BEACH (CBS4) – South Florida rapper Flo Rida has entered into a deal on his DUI charge that will net him no jail time.
According to Flo Rida’s attorney Daniel Lurvey, the singer was allowed to enroll in the “Back On Track” program for first time offenders. The program requires participants to perform community service, take DUI classes and compete a Victim Impact Panel Class. Flo Rida will also have to pay various fees and court costs.
If completed, Flo Rida, whose real name is Tramar Dillard, will have his DUI charge amended to Reckless Driving with a Withholding of Adjudication. He will have no points on his license and could be eligible to have his arrest and criminal records sealed.
Dillard, was charged with DUI and driving with a suspended license after he was arrested on June 9 in his 2008 Bugatti.
According to the arrest report, a Miami Beach officer Dillard driving erratically in the 500 block of Washington Avenue. The officer noted that it took two blocks before he could get the driver to pull over at 5th Street and Lennox Avenue.
When the Dillard, 31, got out of the car, the officer described him as having bloodshot watery eyes, slurred speech and the smell of alcohol on his breath. During a road sobriety test, Dillard reportedly said “Officer I can’t do this”, “I don’t feel like I can walk a straight line”, “I’ve had a few drinks” and “I live on the other side of the bridge, I can make it home.” While Dillard was being tested, a crowd gathered, some asking that the police let Dillard go, others offering to give him a ride home.
Police say Dillard failed the field sobriety test and measured a .185 on a breathalyzer test, more than twice the legal limit.