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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: 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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