Myles L. Berman DUI / Drunk Driving Case Of The Week 1/7/13
Our client was stopped at an intersection. When the light turned green, the car behind our client honked the horn. Our client turned left while accelerating through the intersection losing traction and squealing the tires. At first, our client was driving between 2 lanes and then within 1 lane. After observing all this driving, the officer stopped our client.
After the stop, our client did not have driver’s license with him. Officer smelled burnt marijuana in the car. Client admitted to smoking pot a couple of hours earlier.
Officer then observed bloodshot/watery eyes, thick film on tongue, elevated pulse, flushed face and slow, soft, thick speech. Client failed 5 field sobriety tests. A Drug Recognition Expert was also called, examined client and concluded client was under the influence of cannabis. A pipe and glass jar with marijuana were found in car. Client was then arrested for driving under the influence of drugs. After arrest, client took a urine test. Prior to trial, client was offered and plead to exhibition of speed. Driving under the influence of drugs was dismissed.
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