Dorchester DUI Trial November 2009

Russell J. Matson

Case Conclusion Date:November 30, 2009

Practice Area:DUI / DWI

Outcome:Not Guilty

Description:Our client was stopped at a road block. The Troopers asked our client to pull over to the side because his eyes were slightly red and glassy and because his speech appeared to be slurred. Once he was pulled off into the parking lot the troopers asked him to perform the Alphabet Test, which the troopers stated he misplaced several letters. Our client was then asked to step outside his vehicle and the troopers noted that he was slightly unsteady on his feet and he smelled of an alcoholic beverage. The Troopers performed the Alphabet test again, the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test and the 9-Step Walk and Turn test, which they stated he failed. He was given a breath test and our client blew a .09. A jury found our client not guilty.