On January 21, 2018 at approximately midnight, the Defendant was stopped for speeding on I275 and then running a steady red light at the Westshore exit. Upon making contact with the Defendant, the officer believed the Defendant to be physically impaired and a DUI investigator was called to the scene.
The DUI investigator made contact with the Defendant who had watery/bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and a distinct odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. The Defendant also had droopy eyelids, and a blank/dazed stare while the investigator spoke to him. The Defendant performed field sobriety exercises which indicated impairment. The Defendant was arrested for DUI and Driving While License Suspended with Knowledge. The Defendant initially agreed to submit to a breath test but became combative and wildly screamed “I do not want to take a breath test! I do not submit” when they arrived at Central Breath Testing.
Result: The firm set the case for trial and before the trial began, the State dropped the DUI charge and dismissed the Driving While License Suspended charge.