Driver’s License Saved Despite DWI with .17 BAC

A St. Charles County resident was charged with DWI after allegedly failing all field sobriety tests and blowing .17 (over twice the legal limit). At the license hearing, attorney Brian Cooke was able to show that the officer who conducted the mandatory 15 minute observation period prior to the breath test did not have the proper qualifications. As a result, the breath test was inadmissable and the administrative alcohol suspension will be removed from the client’s driving record.