Intoxicated Motorcyclist Blows .16, Nearly Runs Cop Off the Road and Fails All Sobriety Tests

No DUI Conviction, No Conviction on Lesser Charge, and No Driver’s License Suspension!

Client was travelling through St. John’s County when he was stopped by a sheriff’s deputy for an improper lane change after he cut off a police car and nearly ran it off the road on his motorcycle. The man smelled of alcohol and had glassy, bloodshot eyes. He swayed on his feet as he spoke with the Sheriff’s Deputies. Upon request, the man consented to field sobriety which he failed. A breath test registered a blood alcohol level of .16, twice the legal limit. The man was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence.

RESULT: During negotiations with the prosecutor’s office, his attorney convinced the State to amend the charge, where the conviction was withheld. Client also avoided a driver’s license suspension and jailtime.

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