Lily had just left the Art Gallery where she hosted a Gala in downtown Savannah, Georgia. She was driving down Highlands Boulevard when she saw headlights coming at her. There were no other cars on the road. The headlights passed her, did a U-turn, became blue lights, and came for her. She pulled over.
The Savannah Metropolitan Police Officer came to her window. He checked her license, and he smelled alcohol, so he asked her if she drank. She said she split a bottle of wine with a friend a couple of hours ago. He got her out of the car. She wore high heels and a long tight pencil skirt that hit below her knees. He asked her to do some Roadside agility tryouts, (also known as Field Sobriety Tests). She tried out his exercises. He was not happy with her performance. He arrested her for DUI. She was not drunk. She was not under the influence of alcohol. But she was arrested for the first time in her life, and charged with DUI less safe (refusal) – 40-6-391(a)(1), and Driving too fast for conditions – 40-6-180.
License Suspension Hearing
At the Administrative License Suspension Hearing, I cross-examined the police officer. The officer did not do the DUI Field Sobriety Tests properly. The cop gave the Field sobriety tests wrong, which invalidated the results. She won the DUI license suspension hearing and saved her Georgia driver’s license. The entire transcript of the license hearing is below.
DUI reduced to Reckless driving
The prosecutor agreed to have the DUI reduced to Reckless driving. In the State Court of Chatham County Georgia Lily plead guilty to Reckless driving.
Judgment: DUI Reduced for Art Director