Case #: CXXXC00102XXXX NO CONVICTION AS CHARGED
The Defendant was first seen traveling in the inside lane. The officer alleged that he paced the Defendant traveling 20-25 mph in a 45 mph zone. The officer also alleged the Defendant’s vehicle was weaving within his lane and on several occasions, straddled the center white line. The Officer made a stop for suspicion of DUI. The officer, upon making contact with the Defendant, noticed an odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. He also noticed that the Defendant’s eyes were bloodshot and glassy. The officer requested the Defendant perform several field sobriety exercises to which he complied. On the walk and turn test, the Defendant exhibited 4 of the 8 possible indicators of impairment. The Defendant failed to maintain his balance, did not touch heel to toe, stepped off the line and used his arms for balance. On the one leg stand test, the Defendant exhibited 2 of the 4 possible indicators of impairment. The Defendant swayed while balancing and used his arms for balance. The Defendant was placed under arrest for DUI. After being read his Miranda rights, the Defendant admitted to consuming alcoholic beverages and feeling the effects of those drinks. The Defendant then provided a breath sample of .140 and .136. Result: The firm filed a motion to suppress evidence in the case and the DUI charge was dropped by the State before the motion could be heard by the Judge.