The client was in a single-vehicle accident near Highway 270 and Helmer Rd. The 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. The 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. The client was arrested, refused any further tests, and was charged with DUI less safe and failure to maintain lane in Fayette County State Court.
Before trial, the Motion In Limine (to restrict the admittance or mention of certain evidence in the trial) was denied. The trial strategy was to propose food poisoning. At trial, our client was found Not Guilty of all charges.