Officers initiated a traffic stop on a driver weaving in and out of traffic. The police recognized the driver exhibited classic signs of intoxication: the smell of alcohol, slurred speech, bloodshot and glassy eyes. The defendant agreed to participate in field sobriety testing and failed. He also consented to a breathalyzer test and it registered at .115 & .121. Officers arrested the defendant on charges of DUI.
RESULT: The defense immediately obtained a copy of the arrest video from the patrol car of the police on scene. The attorney questioned the validity of the officer’s claims and filed a motion to suppress evidence challenging the arrest video. The State concurred and offered a reduce charge in exchange for a plea. The defense prevailed for our client