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