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CHARGES REDUCED: Failure to Maintain Lane - Mediocre Field Tests - Breath Test Over Limit: Pleaded to Reckless Driving

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The arresting officer pulled out behind our client and noticed him drifting in his lane. According to the police report, the client's wheels touched the center line multiple times. After the officer pulled him over and made contact, he claimed to notice the the smell alcohol. Reportedly, the client's eyes were watery and bloodshot. Client admitted to having had “a sip but not much more” of alcohol earlier. He consented to field sobriety tests, and performed poorly on the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test (eye test) and moderately well on the nine-step walk and turn. He blew a .116 on a preliminary hand-held breath test. He was arrested and consented to state-administered breath test, which returned a result of .089 BAC. The client was charged with failure to maintain lane, DUI per se, and DUI less safe.  more

CHARGES REDUCED: Failure to Maintain Lane - Speeding - Refusal: Pleaded to Reckless Driving

Friday, November 16, 2012

Client allegedly was speeding and driving erratically. The officer paced the offender and reported his vehicle speed at 87 mph as our client was pulling away from him. The speed limit was 65 mph. Allegedly, our client continued to drive erratically, speeding and weaving in between cars. According to the police report, there was a strong odor of alcohol emitting from our client's face and person, his eyes were red and glassy, and his speech was slurred. The client admitted to having consumed some cognac before driving. The report notes that our client failed the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test (eye test), and claims that he performed poorly other field sobriety tests, but gives not further details. Our client was arrested for DUI and read his implied consent rights, but did not understand them and gave no response. The officer regarded the lack of a response as a refusal and took the client to jail. more





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