James “Skip” Sullivan represented a client in Marietta Municipal Court for a DUI stemming from a single car rollover accident. Our client was coming home from an Atlanta Braves game at SunTrust Park when he lost control of his vehicle and overturned it on the property of a car dealership. Marietta police responded and had our client perform field sobriety evaluations – which he did not do well. He also had a visible cut on his knee that EMS attended to. The field sobriety evaluations were not administered by the Marietta DUI officer in accordance to NHTSA standards. Upon arrest for his DUI, our client refused to submit to the state breath test at the jail. Mr. Sullivan was able to convince the Marietta DUI prosecutor that because of the accident and the poor instructions by the officer in administering field sobriety evaluations, nobody would have done well on the evaluations. The prosecutor agreed and the Marietta DUI was dismissed for a negotiated plea to Reckless Driving.
If you are facing a DUI in Marietta, Cobb County, or anywhere in Georgia, call Chestney & Sullivan today at 404.816.8777.