Our client, Anthony, was stopped by the Oak Lawn Police Department for speeding, swerving over a median lane, and bumping into a raised median. Prior to making the stop, the officer observed Anthony put his car in reverse while stopped at a red light.
Anthony was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.
At trial, the officer testified that he smelled a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from Anthony’s breath. The officer further testified that Anthony admitted to having a few drinks. Anthony agreed to submit to field sobriety tests and the officer explained that he failed the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test, the Walk and Turn Test, and the One Leg Stand Test. The officer testified that, in his opinion, Anthony was under the influence of alcohol.
At the conclusion of the trial, Anthony was found not guilty of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.