Charge: OUI, Negligent Operation of Vehicle
Result: OUI-Not Guilty
Client was observed speeding and swerving between lanes. Officer approached vehicle and detected a strong odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from within the vehicle. Client’s eyes were severely glassy and bloodshot, and his speech was slurred. It was also noted that the client avoided making eye contact with the officer. Officer observed two different open alcoholic containers in the client’s vehicle. Client admitted to drinking alcohol when asked. Client was asked to exit the vehicle and was unsteady upon doing so. Officer administered a series of field sobriety tests. Client passed the first two assessments but refused to complete any additional tests. Client was placed under arrest.