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HENRY COUNTY STATE COURT: Failure to Maintain Lane - "Thick and Slurred" Speech - Refusal: Not Guilty of All Charges

Friday, January 11, 2013

Our client was pulled over for allegedly driving erratically. The arresting officer wrote in his police report that when he made contact with the defendant he could smell alcohol on his person. According to the report, the officer also observed that our client's speech was “thick and slurred.” Our client refused field tests multiple times, a preliminary breath test, and a state-administered test of his blood. According to the report, once our client was arrested he yelled at the officer, saying he would “f--- him up.” Allegedly our client also banged his head on the partition in the police car, but retained no injuries. more

REDUCED CHARGES: Weaving - Refusal: Client Pleaded to Reckless Driving

Monday, December 31, 2012

Client was following his girlfriend in an ambulance and was pulled over for allegedly weaving. The officer observed bloodshot watery eyes, a strong odor of alcohol, and mumbled slurred speech. The client performed well on field sobriety tests, but the results were distorted in the police report. Client refused the preliminary breath test. The DUI was dismissed. Client plead guilty to Reckless Driving. more

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

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Client was pulled over for speeding and failure to maintain lane. Officer observed an odor of alcohol, red, glassy eyes and a lethargic demeanor. Client informed the Officer that she had been drinking but was at home and was called to pick up her friends from a bar who could not drive. Client refused field tests and a breath test, stating that if she took those tests she would fail. Due to her refusal the prosecution had very little evidence to work with and the arresting officer did not obtain a warrant to draw blood. DUI dismissed. Client plead guilty to Reckless Driving. more

CHARGES REDUCED: Failure to Maintaine Lane - Mediocre Field Tests - Refusal: Pleaded to Reckless Driving

Monday, November 26, 2012

Client allegedly crossed over lanes and ran onto the curb, then proceeded to swerve back onto the roadway and straddle the center lane line. The client was pulled over and when the officer approached the vehicle he noticed a strong odor of alcohol. The officer notified a DUI Unit Officer to meet him for a possible DUI. The officer then had the client step out of the vehicle and asked him how much he had had to drink. The client initially responded that he didn't drink, but later said he drank one beer earlier in the evening. He consented to field sobriety tests.  more

CLAYTON COUNTY STATE COURT: Asleep at the Wheel - Refusal - Poor Field Tests: Client Found Not Guilty of All Charges

Monday, November 19, 2012

The police found our client asleep at the wheel with his vehicle stopped and running in the south end of Clayton County. After being roused, our client sat on his rear fender. Reportedly, when asked to approach the police car for field sobriety tests the client staggered back and forth violently enough for the officer to reach out and support him. The client was unable to perform the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test (eye test) and, according to police, had red and glassy eyes. The client was also unable to perform the walk and turn and one leg stand evaluations, so the police decided to do the finger to nose test. Allegedly, when the police explained the evaluation, our client started too soon, but was still unable to perform it correctly and was then arrested for DUI less safe. When read his implied consent rights, our client nodded yes, but refused to submit to a blood test after being transported to jail. 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

FAYETTE COUNTY STATE COURT: Single Vehicle Accident - Refusal - Motion In Limine Denied: Client Found NOT GUILTY of All Charges

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Client was in a single vehicle accident near Highway 270 and Helmer Rd. Client was in a friend's car ready to leave the scene when an officer arrived. He approached the passenger side of the vehicle and notice the odor of an alcoholic beverage and vomit emitted from our client. When asked to perform field sobriety tests, our client was uneasy on her feet. The officer then noticed what looked like vomit on our client's person. Client failed the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (eye test), Walk and Turn, and One Leg Stand field sobriety tests. A hand-held breath test gave a positive result for alcohol ingestion. Client was arrested, refused any further tests, and was charged with DUI less safe and failure to maintain lane in Fayette County State Court. more





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