Practice Area:DUI / DWI
Outcome:Reduced to Reckless Driving following a motion hearing
Description:Defendant was coming back from a UGA football game. She ran into Operation Rolling Thunder. She was pulled over at a roadblock, given field tests, and blew a .110 on the Intoxilyzer machine. The State Patrol officer who arrested Defendant was not willing to help her at all. He wanted her to be convicted of the DUI and was not willing to reduce the charges. At the motion hearing three officers testified. The State had all of its witnesses in court. After all three witnesses had testified, it was clear that one of the witnesses story was different than the others. He was also impeached with a transcript from an administrative hearing that I had conducted. The Judge was in agreement that a reckless driving was the proper result given the problems discovered in the motion hearing.