Our client was stopped by police after leaving a bar in Paxton, MA at 2:15am and committing marked lanes violations. The officer reported her having an odor of alcohol and slurred speech and asked her to perform field sobriety tests. After failing the field tests the officer placed her under arrest for OUI and transferred her to the station where she consented to a breath test which registered over double the legal limit at .18 BAC. A careful examination of the evidence determined that a contaminating event occurred before the breath test and we made a motion to suppress the breath test results. The judge agreed with use and the results were suppressed. Our client was later found NOT GUILTY after trial.
Created:May 10, 2015