Charge:   Operating Under the Influence

Result:  OUI-Not Guilty

Client’s vehicle was observed driving with a broken headlight and was approached by police after suspicious activity. Officer approached the vehicle and immediately detected a strong odor of alcoholic beverage on the client’s breath and he was speaking with a thick tongue. Upon further questioning the officer observed the client’s eyes to be drooped and bloodshot. Client stated he had not consumed any alcohol when asked. Officer administered a series of field sobriety tests including: the one legged stand, 9 step walk and turn, backwards count, and alphabet test. Client failed all assessments. Client refused the PBT and was placed under arrest.