Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI) – Not Guilty after Trial
Chicago Police Officer claimed he paced my client for 4 blocks on Lincoln Avenue between Irving Park and Montrose. Officer claimed my client was driving 45 mph in a 30 mph zone as he paced him for those 4 blocks. The officer indicated that when he pulled my client over, he had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath, glassy bloodshot eyes, fumbled with his drivers license, and exited his vehicle very slowly. Officer said my client tripped over his feet and stumbled on the curb of the sidewalk. My client admitted to drinking and was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. During the trial, I cross examined the officer on his previous testimony at a prior hearing with my client. I showed the judge how is testimony completely changed from the prior hearing to the trial today. I showed the judge through my cross examination that the officer testified to things different than on his police report. The Judge indicated she did not believe the police officer whatsoever and found my client not guilty on all charges.