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Miami Prosecutor Arrested for DUI

Recently, a Miami-Dade prosecutor made headlines for her DUI arrest. Local 10 takes a look at this in a recent article titled “Miami-Dade prosecutor accused of DUI had kids in car at time, FHP says.”

Peter Burke of Local 10 writes, “A Miami-Dade County prosecutor was arrested Friday night on suspicion of driving under the influence after a crash on Interstate 95. Lisa Jacobs, 51, was involved in a crash on the I-95 southbound exit ramp to Hallandale Beach Boulevard. According to a Florida Highway report, Jacobs tried to leave the scene of the crash and had her two children — a 14-year-old daughter and a 10-year-old son — in the car at the time. A state trooper wrote in the report that Jacobs ‘had a slight sway and appeared unable to maintain her balance.’ The report said that Jacobs smelled of alcohol, had bloodshot eyes and a slurred speech. According to the report, Jacobs told the trooper that she had three glasses of wine at Outback Steakhouse before picking up her children from Cooper City. When the trooper asked why she tried to leave the scene, Jacobs said ‘she felt nothing had occurred and left,’ the report said. After Jacobs performed a field sobriety test and was placed under arrest, she ‘began to act very irate and used abusive language multiple times,’ the trooper wrote. ‘On multiple occasions, she advised me (that) she would make sure that I lost my job over this incident,’ the trooper wrote. The report said Jacobs refused to consent to a breath test and refused to provide a urine sample.”

CBS Miami also explores this incident in a recent article titled “Miami-Dade Prosecutor Resigns Following DUI Arrest.” The author of the article writes, “An assistant state attorney has announced her resignation after she was arrested last week for allegedly driving drunk and leaving the scene of an accident. Police said Lisa Jacobs, 51, also had her two children in the car, ages 14 and 10, during the accident on I-95 near the Hallandale Beach Blvd exit. Following the crash, Jacobs attempted to leave the scene and had breath that smelled of alcohol, according to the arrest report. Jacobs had spent 18 years as a prosecutor with the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office.”

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