According to the Daily Voice, police arrested a man for allegedly driving under the influence after they conducted a brief chase on Post Road in White Plains. When the Scarsdale Police Headquarters received a 911 call reporting a potentially intoxicated motorist heading toward the station, a sergeant spotted a vehicle matching the caller’s description as he was exiting the headquarters to investigate.
Officers en route caught up to the driver as he continued on Post Road. Police allegedly observed him speeding and switching lanes repeatedly. Responding officers claim the 57-year-old White Plains resident initially refused to stop.
Police had to activate their sirens, emergency lights, air horn, and public address system before the motorist finally pulled over at West Post Road and Walton Avenue. Upon making contact with the motorist, police claim they noticed alcohol on his breath and glassy, bloodshot eyes.
Police also claim the man was slurring his words and allege that he stumbled when they asked him to exit the vehicle. Officers proceeded to conduct field sobriety tests, which the motorist allegedly failed. When police conducted a breathalyzer test, they noted a reading of 0.159, which is nearly twice the legal limit.
Police charged the man with driving while intoxicated and operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content higher than 0.08. They released him to the custody of his daughter, and he will appear in court later this year.
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How Do You Fight DUI Charges If There Is Substantial Evidence against You?
In the case above, it might seem like police gathered substantial evidence against the motorist; however, if you look closer, it becomes obvious that much of the evidence they had was subjective, from smelling alcohol on the man’s breath to listening to him slur his words. Field sobriety tests are also notoriously unreliable, and challenging the credibility of any evidence against you may be the best way to frame your defense.
Many motorists are surprised to learn that even breathalyzer tests can be inaccurate. Although the results themselves are not necessarily subjective, the readings may not always be accurate. For example, if the officer failed to calibrate the device properly before administering the test, it could give a reading that is much higher than your actual BAC.
If you are facing charges for drinking and driving, a DUI lawyer can assess the evidence against you and protect your rights during the proceedings. Darren DeUrso, Attorney at Law can also help you structure a comprehensive defense based on the unique facts of your case.
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