Case Results - State vs. JS

RESULT: DUI reduced to RECKLESS DRIVING

JS pulled over for speeding and following too closely behind another vehicle. Upon contact with the officer, the officer documented a strong odor of alcohol coming from JS. It was also noted that JS had bloodshot watery eyes, slurred speech, and was unsteady as he stood. Field sobriety exercises were performed unsatisfactorily and JS was arrested. Client later submitted a breath test, blowing a .167 and .168, both double the legal limit. The police report noted that JS admitted coming from a local bar where he had been drinking. Upon investigating this case, JASON MAYBERRY drafted a letter to the Prosecutor and followed up by speaking several times to them, explaining the weaknesses of the initial stop and informing the Prosecutor of a motion to suppress that would be filed if the DUI was not reduced. Rather than risk a total loss through lost evidence at a motion to suppress hearing, the Prosecutor reduced the DUI to a Reckless Driving.