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Best Woodstock DWI Lawyer: I want to examine the DWI case of Ty Lawson in this blog. Apparently Lawson had been drinking and was operating a motor vehicle. Lawson was also driving late at night around 1:19 p.m. or so. You need to understand that late at night and early morning are when the DUI Enforcement Officers hunt. They have been taught that a very high percentage of drivers later at night are intoxicated. Maybe 50% so they assume any driving abnormality means drunk driver. Lawson was traveling 61 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour zone. While speeding is not a clue for impaired driver, it does give the officer a reason to stop and investigate the driver.
Best Woodstock DWI Lawyer: Once the Officer smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage on Lawson he was going to jail. The only question is would Lawson give the Officer actual probable cause to arrest. According to the news media the arresting officer reported, “breath had a strong odor of an unknown alcoholic beverage, balance was swaying/stumbling, eyes were bloodshot/watery….” The news media did not note that bloodshot eyes have been removed as a clue for intoxication although law enforcement continues to use it as such. Watery eyes are not a clue for intoxication although law enforcement continues to claim it is. And of course, swaying/stumbling is more of a conclusion than a factual assertion since we do not know what movement(s) Lawson was making during the alleged swaying/ stumbling.
Best Woodstock DWI Lawyer: As noted, once the Officer smells an alcoholic beverage on Lawson, even without impaired driving cues, Lawson is going to jail. The only question is how much evidence will Lawson provide against himself before he gets cuffed. Apparently Lawson attempted a roadside gymnastics test which the Officer claimed he failed. As an aside, these are actually not pass fail tests at all. They merely give a probability of a blood alcohol content above or below the legal limit. Law Enforcement; however, loves to say fail.
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