DUI & Criminal Division

The defendant was involved in an accident after she allegedly ran a stop sign. When the officer arrived, he noticed a 12 pack of beer in the back seat and some bottles were open. He noticed that the defendant\\\’s speech was slurred, her eyes were watery, and her face was flushed. He told the defendant that she was now the subject of a DUI investigation and she began to have a panic attack. When the officer requested that she perform field sobriety exercises, she said \\\”no\\\” because \\\”…it would be harder to prove in court\\\” if she did not do them. When the officer attempted to place hand cuffs on the the defendant, she fell down and complained that she could not breathe. The officer continued to arrest her and took her to the station. At the station, she refused to provide a breath sample and said \\\”I\\\’ll get this dismissed.\\\” The state dropped the case on the day of trial