DUI & Criminal Division

The defendant was seen by an officer speeding 65 mph in a 35 mph zone and weaving in a construction zone. The officer initiated a traffic stop and the defendant pulled over almost striking a construction barricade. The defendant had an odor of an alcoholic beverage that was described as obnoxious and putrid by officers; had bloodshot watery eyes; slurred speech and had a dazed and confused look, not to mention a mismanaged appearance. The defendant was asked to perform roadside sobriety exercises, but refused them and then later refused a breath test and loudly belched at the breath testing facility in front of law enforcement personnell. The defendant was found not guilty at trial after only about 5 minutes of jury deliberations.