Refusal to Submit to Chemical Test (Second Offense): Charge Amended and Reduced

Motor Vehicle Offenses

Police notified of motorist unconscious behind the wheel of running automobile blocking cars. Police successfully woke motorist who appeared to be heavily intoxicated. Motorist fails a series of field sobriety tests and then refused to participate in chemical breath test. Accordingly, Defendant charged with Refusal to Submit to Chemical Test (2d Offense).

RESULT: Successfully negotiated amendment of this charge to Reckless Driving, which was filed for 1 year and no criminal conviction imposed.