State v. CF
The client was stopped by an officer when he failed to stop at a stop sign. He was arrested for DUI after failing several field sobriety tests but the officer noted that he was not slurring his speech and otherwise appeared steady on his feet. The charge was reduced to Reckless Driving because the officer did not have the proper training to administer the field sobriety tests and had failed to give adequate instructions and the client's performance on the tests would have likely been inadmissible at trial. We always check an officer's training history to see if they are qualified to to make DUI arrests.
Practice area(s): DUI / DWI