Case #: 1XXX225XXXM10A NO CONVICTION AS CHARGED
Three police officers had pulled over a vehicle for a traffic infraction. As they were finishing up, they heard the loud sound of screeching tires and observed a pickup truck making a left hand turn at a high rate of speed. As the driver passed by, he put his arm outside of the window and gave them the middle finger. They pursued the vehicle claiming that the driver was operating in a careless manner. When they stopped the Defendant, they noticed a strong odor of alcohol, flushed face, bloodshot eyes, and he was swaying when he got out of his truck. They asked the Defendant to perform roadside exercises, and claimed that he performed poorly in each of them. The Defendant refused to take a breath test and was subsequently arrested for DUI. After conducting a thorough investigation of the case, the attorney for the firm filed a Motion to Suppress Illegal Stop. The judge granted the motion and all charges were dismissed by the State.