Andy's Washington DUI Case Result (State of Washington v. Andy)
Outcome: Snohomish County .12 DUI reduced to Reckless Driving - No jail.
Description: According to the police report, a Washington State Patrol Trooper observed Andy Speeding with expired license plates. Upon stopping the vehicle the trooper observed good coordination, orderly cloths, but watery and bloodshot eyes, a strong odor of alcohol and slurred speed.
After performing the field sobriety tests the officer recorded more evidence of impairment: six of six clues on the horizontal gaze nystagmus test, but zero clues on the Walk and Turn test and zero on the One Leg Stand test. A preliminary roadside breath test revealed a .133 alcohol measurement. The trooper placed Andy under arrest and transported him to the precinct where .123 and .120 breath test measurements were recorded.
The Snohomish County Prosecutors Office filed DUI charges on Andy hoping to lock him up for a day, force a suspension of his license, mandate an ignition interlock on his car for a year, huge fines, and probation for five years.
We got the case reduced with no jail.
--The names have been changed to protect the innocent. We used a fictitious name to represent a real person.
Practice area(s): DUI / DWI