Charge: OUI, Negligent Operation of Vehicle, Marked Lanes Violation, Drug Possession Class E
Result: OUI-Not Guilty
Officer was dispatched after receiving a report that the client may be intoxicated and operating a vehicle. Client’s vehicle was spotted speeding and crossing over the marked lanes of travel nearly striking another police cruiser traveling in the opposite direction. Officer activated his sirens and the vehicle stopped in the middle of the roadway. Officer instructed client to pull to the side of the road. Officer approached the vehicle and detected a moderate odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from within the vehicle. Officer immediately observed the client’s eyes to be glassy and bloodshot. Client stated she had not consumed any alcohol when asked. Officer asked Client to perform a series of field sobriety tests to which she initially refused but later consented to. Client was unable to follow directions and became increasingly agitated, refusing to complete the assessments. At this point the Officer noticed the client’s pupils were constricted. Client admitted to being on prescription medication when asked if she had consumed any narcotics. Client was placed under arrest.