DUI & Criminal Division

The defendant was witnessed by another motorist when her vehicle created a cloud of dust and then came to a stop. The other motorist then went to check to see if the defendant was ok and noticed she was very intoxicated. The motorist said that the defendant could barely talk, and the defendant told the motorist she was drunk. The other motorist then called 911. Police then arrived on scene and requested the defendant to perform field sobriety exercises. While police were trying to explain these exercises they had to keep holding onto the defendant to keep her from falling. Police stopped the roadside exercises because they feared for safety as she continued to sway backwards. The defendant was arrested for DUI and refused a breath test. DUI charged dropped by the State 3-20-08.