Helen's Story (City of Seattle v. Helen)
Outcome: Seattle DUI Jury Trial Verdict of NOT GUILTY
Description: Two Seattle Police Officers responded to a 9-1-1 call of a suspicious vehicle who may have hit a parked car. Officer 1 arrived on scene and observed a black truck in contact with a legally parked vehicle. The black truck was partially blocking the roadway.
Officer 1 approached the vehicle and found client passed out in the driver's seat with seatbelt on. Officer 1 claimed that the truck's transmission was in the drive position and engine was running. Officer 2 arrived on scene and removed client from truck to perform field sobriety tests. The officer secured the vehicle. After arrest, client answered the standard law enforcement alcohol information questions and gave two breath samples of .22.
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Practice area(s): DUI / DWI