Charge: OUI 2nd Offense
Result: OUI- Not Guilty
Client was stopped at a sobriety checkpoint. Officer observed the client’s eyes to be glassy and red and his speech was slurred. Officer also detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from the client’s breath. Client admitted to having one beer when asked by the officer. Officer administered a series of field sobriety tests. Client had difficulty completing all assessments. Client refused the portable breath test and was placed under arrest.
Sobriety checkpoint cases are generally strong cases because there is no form of erratic driving. This was the case in this case. Additionally, the client passed some of the field tests and did well, not perfect, on the other field sobriety tests. This was a strong case for the client and resulted in a Not Guilty.