DUI & Criminal Division

The defendant was stopped for driving below the posted speed limit, weaving within his lane, and stopping several feet behind the stop bar at a red light. The officer approached the vehicle and smelled an odor of alcohol emitting from the defendant\’s breath, bloodshot watery eyes, slurred speech and slow movements. The DUI investigator found that the defendant\’s performance on the roadside sobriety exercises was consistent with alcohol impairment and the defendant blew well over the legal limit. A motion to suppress the unlawful stop was filed and granted. The Case was dropped by the State on 9/1/06.