Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI) – Not Guilty after Trial
Responding Evanston Police Officer found my client passed out at the wheel with damage along side of the vehicle and a blown out tire. The officer stated my client had a strong odor of alcohol on her breath, and had an empty beer bottle on the passenger side floor. When my client exited the vehicle, the officer stated she couldn’t walk in a straight line and had watery eyes and slurred and mumbled speech. My client had admitted to hitting a curb while driving her vehicle and have drank prior to operating her vehicle. My client was combative and raised her voice at the officers. Additionally, at the police station my client vomited into a garbage can. I went to trial and made the officer admit on cross examination that my client was not as intoxicated as his reports made her out to be. The judge agreed with my arguments and found her Not Guilty of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol.