MIAMI (CBSMiami) — For the first time we are seeing and hearing what happened along the highway when a Miami-Dade prosecutor was stopped for suspicion of drunk driving while her kids were in the car.
CBS4 News obtained the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) dashcam video from April 8, 2016, when Lisa Jacobs was arrested in Hallandale Beach.
On the dashcam video, Jacobs tells a trooper, “of course I’m gonna let you do your job. I’ve been doing this for 18 years” a reference to her time with the State Attorney’s Office.
But the stop unravels quickly once troopers handcuff Jacobs to take her to the Broward jail.
Jacobs starts screaming that her arm is hurting because she had surgery the prior November.
FHP says a witness saw her waving her arm freely before the arrest.
Once in the cruiser, Jacobs is seen calmed down and sarcastically mutters to the trooper “I’m happy. It’s great. You guys are awesome.” She then talks out loud about her kids who were picked up by a relative.
“What was the first thing these officers did? They just left my poor children by the side of the road,” she is heard saying.
In August, Jacobs pleaded no contest to the charges.She will be on probation for a year and has been ordered to take a parenting
Her feelings about the ordeal were summed up while going to the jail five months ago.
“All for nothing. This is great,” she is heard telling the trooper.