Newton County Probate Court: 3rd Lifetime DUI Arrest, Refusal – DUI Dismissed

Client was pulled over in Newton County for failing to maintain his lane.  Another motorist on Interstate 20 called to report the weaving and officers caught up to our client shortly thereafter.  There was no video from the traffic stop, but the report noted that he smelled of alcohol and was unsteady on his feet.  Our client agreed to perform field sobriety evaluations, but the officer failed to record any of his observations from those evaluations in the police report.  Client was arrested and declined the state’s request for a breath sample.  Because the officer did not properly conduct the DUI investigation, the County agreed that there was not enough evidence to pursue the DUI.  The DUI was dismissed and client entered a plea to Reckless Driving.  He paid a fine and completed a Risk Reduction course (DUI school) and his case was closed!  Client was thrilled that we were able to avoid a DUI conviction, avoid a jail sentence, and avoid a license suspension!