Our Client, Brian, was involved in a car accident when he hit a parked car on a street in Burbank.
After the officer arrived to the scene of the accident, he made several observations and talked to multiple witnesses. Brian was then arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.
At trial, the officer testified that he detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on Brian’s breath. The officer testified that Brian needed the vehicle for support and swayed. The officer further testified that Brian’s clothes were disarranged, his eyes were glassy, and his speech was thick tongued. The officer testified that in his opinion, the effect of alcohol on Brian was extreme and that Brian was unfit to operate a vehicle.
During closing argument, we argued that the State did not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Brian was under the influence of alcohol.
Brian was found not guilty of DUI.