Charges: OUI liquor, 2nd offense/Possession of open container of alcohol
Result: Not guilty; bench trial with license restored (2nd not-guilty verdict for this client.)
The arresting officer alleged that my client was speeding, had slurred speech, and failed so-called field sobriety tests. He also claimed that my client possessed an open container of alcohol found in the rear of the vehicle and that he noticed a strong smell of alcohol coming from his breath. After my cross-examination of the officer, the judge found my client Not Guilty of the OUI charge! I was able to successfully suppress the open container of alcohol prior to trial and that charge was voluntarily dismissed by the Commonwealth.