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

The 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. The client refused the preliminary breath test. […]

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OTUWA V. STATE – A12A1382: The Limits of Charging Lesser Included Offenses For First-Degree Vehicular Homicide

The record shows that Otuwa was in a single-vehicle accident on a residential road on August 3, 2008. He lost control of his car, crashed through a stop sign and street sign, veered off of the road, and flipped multiple times. Otuwa’s sister and another passenger were thrown from the vehicle and died of their […]

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

The 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 […]

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

The 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 […]

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Derek Lowe DUI arrest probably will result in a Reckless dui to lack of evidence since it is difficult to prove a sober person is drunk without a breath test

Atlanta Braves pitcher, Derek Lowe, was stopped and arrested for an Atlanta DUI on April 28, 2011.  Lowe was stopped by a Georgia State Patrol trooper on Thursday evening at about 10:00 pm in Atlanta. The trooper smelled an odor of alcohol and had Lowe perform standardized field sobriety tests such as the Horizontal Gaze […]

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Clayton County, Not Guilty on DUI per se, DUI less safe, Reckless Driving, Imprope

Clayton County Jury Trial. Not Guilty on DUI per se, DUI less safe, Reckless Driving, Improper Lane Change in Clayton County Jury Trial with a 0.095 and a single-car accident. It would have helped if the police had gotten the name of the off-duty Atlanta Police Officer first on the scene or even told us […]

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Vehicular Homicide, a fifteen year felony, can be based on reckless driving even if you beat the DUI

Guilty plea in fatal crash By Amanda Kramer The man accused of driving drunk and killing a teenager in a car crash in November was sentenced to serve eight years in prison after pleading guilty to the charges this week. Carroll County Superior Court Judge Dennis Blackmon ordered Stanley Keith Benton, 29, of Newnan to […]

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