Recently, 51-year-old Lisa Jacobs, a prosecutor with the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, resigned her position after being arrested for DUI and leaving the scene of an accident.
According to a news report at CBS Miami, Jacobs had been a prosecutor with the office for 18 years. At the time of the incident which occurred on I-95 near the Hallandale Beach Blvd. exit, Jacobs’s children, ages 10 and 14, were in the vehicle with her.
A Florida Highway Patrol trooper said that Jacobs had slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, and was unable to maintain her balance. Jacobs admitted that while at the Outback Steakhouse, she had three glasses of wine before leaving to pick her children up from Cooper City.
Following the one-vehicle accident, Jacobs reportedly tried to leave the scene. The arrest report states her breath had an odor of alcohol. News reports state she refused to provide a urine sample or submit to a breath test.
Jacobs now faces one count of leaving the scene of an accident, two counts of child neglect, and two counts of DUI causing property damage.
Driving under the influence of alcohol is a serious offense in every state. Many people believe they’re capable of operating a vehicle in a safe manner after having two or three drinks at a restaurant, however sometimes it simply isn’t the case.
The consequences of a DUI can be much more far-reaching than most people imagine. In this case, a career has been ruined. Those convicted also face other consequences depending on the state including jail time, driver’s license suspension, probation, community service, a criminal record, and more.
As with other states, Michigan does not tolerate drunk drivers. The punishment is harsh, particularly for repeat offenders. A DUI conviction can not only steal your freedom and take away your driving privilege, it can also impact your reputation, career, and opportunities for future employment. If you have been arrested for driving under the influence, it is critical to speak with a capable and aggressive Michigan DUI attorney immediately to discuss your case and what can be done to protect your legal rights and future.