Douglas County DUI Refusal/Search Warrant for Blood: Dismissed

Mr. Sullivan successfully avoided an administrative license suspension and a Douglas County DUI conviction for his client.   Client was stopped for following a truck too close.   After an admission of drinking and performing field sobriety evaluations, our client was arrested for DUI in Douglas County, red the Georgia Implied Consent Notice and refused the state’s chemical test.  The officer initiated an administrative license suspension action for the client refusing the state’s test and obtain a search warrant for blood.  Blood was drawn over an hour later and sent to the GBI toxicology department to be tested.  The administrative hearing was set before the toxicology report came back and the Douglas County Sheriff’s department blocked all efforts to release the video of the stop and full police report to Mr. Sullivan.  Mr. Sullivan used the power of the court’s subpoena process to compel the sheriff’s depart to comply.  They did not, but the officer ultimately decided not to go forward with an administrative hearing – saving our client’s driving privileges.  The toxicology report came back with a result well under .08 and Mr. Sullivan and the prosecution negotiated a dismissal of the DUI charge and entered a plea to Following Too Close only.