Our non-native English speaking client wrecked his car head-first into a brick sign, and his car came to a rest on its side in a ditch. Numerous witnesses stopped or called 911. The DeKalb County Police investigated the DUI, arrested out client, and had our client’s blood drawn at the hospital. The GBI tested the blood which revealed a BAC of 0.094. We pushed for trial, and when the State’s toxicologist couldn’t be available to appear in court—again, and again—the DeKalb DUI case was reduced to reckless driving.
Client was found asleep in the car in the middle of the road with the engine running. A DeKalb DUI Officer observed vomit on client’s clothes and that client had slurred and slow speech. Client admitted to drinking and was unsteady upon exiting the car. Client refused to do field sobriety evaluations and refused to submit to the state’s breath test and was arrested for a DeKalb County DUI refusal. At a motions hearing the charges were reduced after Mr. Sullivan successfully negotiated a Reckless Driving plea with the prosecutor and the judge.