Our Client, Danny, was stopped by the Oak Lawn Police Department for improper lane usage. The officer testified at trial that Danny swerved over the lane marker. The officer further testified that he smelled a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Danny’s breath and that Danny had glassy/bloodshot eyes. The officer testified that after Danny exited his vehicle, he stumbled backwards into his car. The officer further testified that in his opinion, Danny was under the influence of alcohol.
At trial, we argued that the State could not meet its burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt that Danny was driving under the influence of alcohol. The judge agreed and Danny was found not guilty of DUI.