DUI & Criminal Division

The defendant was stopped after being observed traveling 70 mph in a 40 mph zone. An officer also witnessed the defendant accelerating rapidly and making quick turns in an apartment complex parking lot. The defendant was stopped after exiting the parking lot. Upon making contact with the defendant, the officer noticed an odor of an alcoholic beverage, bloodshot and glassy eyes, and his speech was slow. The defendant was arrested for a DUI. A search of the car revealed marijuana pieces and seeds throughout the car. A can of beer was found behind the passenger seat and a tin full of marijuana and paraphernalia were found in the center console. The defendant refused to take a breath test. The State dropped all charges after the firm convinced the Office of the State Attorney that it would be unable to prove any impairment on the part of the defendant.