.14 BAC DWI dismissed day of trial


A St. Louis man was accused of DWI after allegedly swerving, failing all field sobriety tests, and blowing a .14 on a breath test machine. Attorney Brian Cooke filed a motion to suppress the results of the breath test. Through a careful cross examination, we were able to show that the officer had failed to follow state regulations when administering the breath test and did not know how to perform the field sobriety tests correctly. As a result, the judge ruled that the breath test was inadmissible at trial. The state made an offer for a reduced charge which our client turned down. On the day of trial, the prosecutor dismissed the case. We also won the DOR license hearing. As a result, our client was able to walk away with completely clean record.