Charge: OUI alcohol.
Result: not guilty; jury trial.
The Commonwealth alleged that my client was impaired by alcohol after the arresting officer found him slumped over the steering wheel of his car and he was barely coherent. They claimed that he failed so-called field sobriety tests and almost fell over on numerous occasions. In a horrible twist, we received credible evidence that at some point earlier in the evening, he and two friends had unknowingly ingested drugs that were slipped into their drinks. Despite not being able to secure a timely blood test to prove our theory, I was able to convince the jury that my client was involuntarily intoxicated and they found him not guilty!