DUI & Criminal Division

The Defendant was BOLO’d as a vehicle driving out of control almost hitting other cars on the road. The officer got behind the car and observed the Defendant swerve off the road into the grass where it hit a storm drain sending sparks into the air. After being stopped, the officer noticed that he became defensive and argumentative. Additionally, he said he had “4 or 5 beers”. His speech was slow and slurred and smelled like alcohol. He performed poorly on roadside exercises and was arrested. While at the jail he refused to submit to a sample of his breath. The defendant “technically” did not qualify to have his charges reduced but was able to convince the State Attorney’s Office to dismiss the charges for Driving Under the Influence.