DUI & Criminal Division

On July 23, 2005, the defendant was involved in a traffic crash with two other vehicles. Officers arrived at the scene to notice that the defendant had an odor of alcohol on his breath, bloodshot watery eyes, slurred speech and that he was very unsteady on his feet, to the extent that he was asked to sit down by officers for safety reasons. Marijuana was seen in plain view by officers in the defendant\’s vehicle and the defendant admitted to ownership. The defendant advised he had consumed six beers and was asked to perform roadside sobriety exercises, which he performed poorly. The defendant submitted to a breath test which resulted in readings of 0191/.199, more than double the legal limit. The State Dropped the DUI charges.