Violation: DUI 2nd
Result: All Charges Dismissed
Details: Client was accused of driving while impaired. A concerned citizen called into the Mount Juliet Police Department reporting an impaired driver and identified the client. Our investigators were able to obtain and review a copy of the arrest reports and a video of the client’s encounter with two separate officers. It was discovered that, after the initial contact with out client, the officer asked him to move his car to a better location. When an officer’s first impression is to ask the individual to drive, it is a strong indicator the officer was not suspicious of the driver being impaired. It was only after a supervisor arrived on the scene and it was discovered the driver had a prior conviction was there a suspicion of the driver being impaired. The arresting officer was further found to fail to adequately obtain or even request a blood test. All of this evidence was uncovered prior to a hearing date and was able to be presented to the prosecuting attorney resulting in a complete dismissal of all charges of our client.