Mr. Anderson was arrested on I-16 by the Georgia Department of Public Safety (a.k.a. Georgia State Patrol). He was charged with DUI – Any combination of alcohol/drugs/toxic vapor/less safe – 40-6-391(a)(4); Speeding in excess of maximum limits 40-6-181; and Failure to maintain lane – 40-6-48. He took a blood test and the results showed an alcohol concentration of 0.089.
DUI Police Report
The DUI Nighthawk Police Officer was operating stationary radar on Interstate 16 when he observed a gold Lexus traveling at a high rate of speed. He pulled over Mr. Anderson for going 75 m.p.h. in a 55 m.p.h. zone. He noted in his report that he immediately noticed an odor of alcoholic beverage coming from my client’s breath. The officer also wrote in his report that Mr. Anderson had glassy bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and was unsteady on his feet while walking. My client told the cop he had one beer to drink that night. My client agreed to try out the Field Sobriety Tests. On the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) eye test my client exhibited four of six clues. On the Walk and turn test he showed five of eight clues. On the One Leg Stand test he exhibited zero clues. The officer had my client blow into a preliminary breath test on the side of the road. (This is not the real breath test at the station.) The preliminary breath test showed positive for the presence of alcohol. At this point he arrested my client. After my client was placed into the back of the police car, the police officer read the Georgia Implied Consent Notice for Suspects 21 and Over. Mr. Anderson agreed to take a blood test. At the jail, he took a blood test and the results three weeks later showed an alcohol concentration of 0.089.
Recorder’s Court DUI Plea Bargain
In the Recorder’s Court of Savannah, Georgia Chatham County my client plead his DUI charge down to Reckless Driving. The charge for Failure to maintain lane was merged into Reckless Driving. And he plead guilty to Speeding.