Florida: Judge tosses Trooper John Costa in slammer for failing to show up in court for DUI case; Stephanie Halcomb thanks him for free pass

From Orlando Sentinel
Florida Highway Patroltrooper has been jailed for five days after failing to appear in court last month for a DUI trial, according to the Volusia County State Attorney’s Office.
Trooper John Costa was sent to the county jail Friday for contempt of court by Judge Belle Schumann.
Costa’s absence on Oct. 30 forced Schumann to enter a judgment of acquittal on all charges for a motorist with a history of drunk driving, records show. ….MORE
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