Case #: 07-60XXXM10A NO CONVICTION AS CHARGED
The defendant was seen by a deputy suspiciously driving behind a church where there had been several burglaries. The defendant’s vehicle had pulled into a parking spot behind the church where the deputy made contact with the defendant and noticed the defendant had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage, glassy eyes, a flushed face, and slurred speech. The defendant also fumbled with his vehicle documentation. The defendant performed poorly on roadside sobriety exercises and registered .144/.148 on the breathalyzer, well over the legal limit. The Firm filed a motion to suppress the unlawful seizure of the defendant due to the officer blocking the defendant in the parking spot as well as the use of his takedown lights. The Motion was granted and the State dropped all charges, including the DUI.