Charge(s) – OUI, Marked Lanes Violation, Child Endangerment

Result: OUI – Not Guilty

Client was stopped after his vehicle was observed crossing into the opposite lane when making a wide turn and crossing over the white fog line multiple times. Officer was overwhelmed by a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from within the vehicle. It should be noted that there were four other passengers in the vehicle. Officer noticed the client’s speech to be thick tongued and slurred and his movements were clumsy. Client stated he did not have anything to drink multiple times. The officer asked the client if he would be willing to submit to a series of field sobriety tests and the client refused. At this time a second officer was request onsite. A second male approached the officers and was visibly intoxicated. He was later identified as the client’s cousin. Officers then asked the client to step out of the vehicle and he stumbled and swayed violently when doing so. Client again refused to submit to the standardized field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest.