DUI & Criminal Division

The defendant was involved in an accident where he rear-ended a car stopped at a traffic light. He then jumped out of the vehicle and fled on foot. Shortly after, he was arrested by the police after he was caught in an alley less than a block away. The officers stated that he had trouble standing, had an odor of alcohol on his breath, slurred speech, and bloodshot eyes. He claimed that he was not driving and that the person that was driving had fled on foot. He claimed that he was trying to catch the real driver. The officers located surveilance video showing the defendant exiting the vehicle. The video only showed one person exiting the vehicle and that person fit the descrption of the defendant. He was charged with DUI, DUI with injuries, and DUI with property damage. After taking the depositions of all the witnesses, the state agreed that their case had holes in it and dropped the cases.