Taunton District Court

Client is involved in a motor accident where the client strikes a car head on coming in the opposite direction.  When the police arrive, the arresting officer notes that the client has slurred speech, is on unsteady on their feet and has a strong odor of alcohol emanating from their breath. The client is administered the field sobriety tests.  The client cannot perform the one-legged stand, falling to the side and putting their foot down several times.  The client cannot perform the nine step walk and turn test, the client does not walk the appropriate number of steps, uses arms for balance and does not walk in a heel to toe fashion.  The client is arrested and charged with a second offense Operating Under the Influence.  At that station the client takes a breath test with reading of .22.  TRIAL VERDICT – CASE DISMISSED.

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