Chris was arrested for DUI less safe. He is a Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) student. He is an entrepreneur who has been featured on the cover of the Savannah Morning Newspaper. He couldn’t afford to have a DUI on his record for the rest of his life.
The Georgia State Patrol officer wrote in his report that the black BMW had an inoperable headlight when he stopped him on Oglethorpe Avenue. The officer smelled alcohol and asked Chris how much he had to drink that night. Chris said one drink. The officer asked him if he would take some field sobriety tests. Chris replied, “No.”
The officer placed Chris under arrest for DUI less safe (alcohol) – 40-4-391(a)(1); Driving under the influence – 40-6-391; and Violation of headlights requirement – 40-8-22. The officer then read him the Georgia Implied Consent card and asked Chris to take a blood test. Chris asked to speak to a lawyer. The police officer interpreted that as a refusal.
Chris hired me to fight his DUI charges. We were headed to a jury trial. But the judge dismissed all three charges at the Motion to suppress hearing in the State Court of Chatham County.