4th Offense DWI with Serious Physical Injury Dismissed

A Boone County man was charged with DWI Resulting in Serious Physicial Injury after allegedly crossing the center line and hitting another driver head on causing serious physical injury. Toxicology records indicated defendant had multiple opiates and benzodiazepenes in his system. Because he had three DWI priors, Client faced up to ten years in prison at 85 percent and a ten year denial of his license if convicted. The client’s previous attorney told him he had no choice but to plead guilty. We retained a top toxicologist to combat the testing done in the case. During a pre-trial hearing, attorney Brian Cooke forced the State’s expert to admit the testing done by the hospital could not conclusively prove our client was intoxicated at the time of the accident. The prosecution dismissed the case the day before trial and our client pled to careless and imprudent driving, a minor traffic violation.