Client was stopped when turning on to wrong side of roadway in Brookhaven. Client agreed to perform field sobriety evaluations and showed sufficient number of clues to arrest for DUI. When asked to submit to the state’s breath test, client agreed after being told several times it was “required”. Client blew a 0.129 on the Intoxilyzer 9000. Mr. Sullivan was able to negotiate the Brookhaven DUI down to a Reckless Driving disposition.
Client was stopped for speeding. Trooper smelled odor of alcohol coming from client. Client performed field sobriety evaluations and looked good. Trooper arrested client anyway and client agreed to take the state breath test (0.099). The legal limit is 0.08. Client elected to have an independent test and the results were higher: .107. Mr. Sullivan was able to convince the prosecutor that some of the conversion formulas used to equate a hospital test to a GBI test brought the independent test below .08. The prosecutor decided to reduce the Brookhaven DUI charge to Reckless Driving and a negotiated plea was entered in Brookhaven Municipal Court.