Troup County: Underage DUI (.202 blood test) Reduced

19-year old client left the roadway and crashed into a tree, but avoided serious injury. Had to be extricated from the totaled vehicle and transported directly to hospital for examination. In the ambulance, implied consent was read and blood test consented to, results came back .202. Because the officer did not make an arrest prior to implied consent, the blood test results were suppressed. This left only a serious accident, the odor of alcohol and an admission of underage drinking. On the eve of trial, the prosecutor agreed to reduces the DUI to Reckless Driving, with probation and alcohol monitoring.