DUI & Criminal Division

The defendant’s girlfriend calls him to the scene where she was stopped for running a red light and does not have a valid driver’s license. He parks his car, partially obstructing the roadway, stumbles out of his car and has to hold onto his car for balance. The officer then starts speaking to him and he cannot complete sentences and has an odor of alcohol coming from his breath, red bloodshot and glassy eyes, slurred speech and trouble maintaining his balance. DUI officer called to the scene to conduct field sobriety exercises. The defendant performs poorly on sobriety exercises and is arrested for DUI. At the Breath Alcohol Testing facility, defendant admits to drinking 3 beers before he got in the car, but then denied the fact that he was driving the car. He told the officer that his friend was driving and not him. Refused Breath Test. Verdict: Not Guilty