Case #: 1XXX363XXMXX0A NO CONVICTION AS CHARGED
According to the police, an officer spotted a car pulled over near a construction site on the side of the highway. There had been a number of thefts from this construction area, so the officer went to investigate the vehicle. Upon closer inspection, the officer saw the Defendant asleep behind the wheel. The officer tried knocking on the window, but the Defendant did not wake up. The officer opened the door and had to shake the defendant numerous times to wake him up. The officer reached in and turned off the vehicle and removed the key from the ignition. The officer noticed the smell of alcohol on the Defendant’s breath, his eyes were bloodshot, speech was slurred and his face was flushed. Inside the vehicle, the officer saw a bottle of tequila which was 2/3 empty and a cup with tequila in the cup holder. The officer asked the Defendant to perform 4 roadside sobriety exercises, and the Defendant did poorly on each. The Defendant was ultimately arrested for DUI. He refused to provide a breath sample. The attorney for the firm investigated the case and prepared for trial. On the day of trial, the State dropped the DUI charges against the Defendant.