STATE v. RS

The Result

DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving

Defendant was witnessed by a Deputy Sheriff stopped in a left turn lane for over 11 seconds with no traffic approaching to inhibit the potential left turn.  The Deputy then followed behind the Defendant and observed her going 10 miles per hour under the posted speed limit and later make a wide right turn.  Upon stopping Defendant and making contact with her, the Deputy noted a distinct odor of an alcoholic beverage, bloodshot watery eyes, and an inability to follow instructions correctly.  After performing Field Sobriety Exercises which showed impairment, Defendant provided a breath sample of .11, and .11 respectively.  After negotiation with the State and informing them of a potential motion to suppress the stop, attorney was able to earn a Reckless Driving downcharge for his client.