Client was charged with DUI in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, Wilson County. Client wrecked a 1965 SS Chevelle within 500 yards of a BBQ he had attended with friends. State Troopers were called to the scene of the wreck and our client was on the scene when they arrived. He cooperated with police and gave a statement that he was driving and had drank beer at the near by party. After gaining access to the video and reviewing it with our client, we learned that immediately after the wreck, he walked back to the party very upset over wrecking his prize car. While there, he reported the wreck but also drank two beers and had one shot before walking back to the scene. The trooper never asked and our client never volunteered that he had returned to the BBQ. Since he was on the seen when the trooper arrived it was not questioned if he left the scene and the client believed he might be charged for leaving the scene. Our investigator interviewed the owner of the property and person who had the BBQ, who confirmed and signed an affidavit confirming what our client said about returning to the BBQ and drinking before returning.
Due to these facts, the blood test was not reflective of his sobriety, or lack thereof, at the time of the wreck. We were able to reach an agreed resolution for our client to avoid a DUI conviction, no loss of license and no jail time. A good day for our client.