Case #: 09MXX89XXX3A NO CONVICTION AS CHARGED
The Defendant was clocked traveling 75 MPH in a 45 MPH zone. The officer noticed a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the Defendant. The Defendant had difficulty in focusing on simple requests by the officer and admitted to consuming alcohol. The Defendant performed poorly on the field sobriety exercises almost falling at one point. At the breath alcohol testing facility, a video camera captured the Defendant’s pants falling to his ankles as he was standing. The Defendant’s breath readings showed impairment. Defense counsel demanded a trial. The State dismissed the DUI offense instead of going to trial.