Case Conclusion Date: 10.01.2011
Practice Area: DUI and DWI
Outcome: REDUCED to Reckless Operation - NO FURTHER LICENSE SUSPENSION!!!
Description: Fire-Fighter arrested for 2nd Offense OVI (DUI). Subject to 2 year license suspension for REFUSAL of breath test. Took Portable Breath Test and registered .139% Failed Field Sobriety Tests. A conviction for OVI would have cost him his CAREER! Any further license suspension would have cost him his CAREER! He was due to be TERMINATED! Filed Motion to Suppress Evidence, because the Ohio State Trooper did not have a valid reason to stop him in the first place; the field sobriety tests were not performed and administered in accordance with the officer's training; and the Trooper did not have sufficient probable cause to arrest.