People of the State of Illinois v. P.G.
Our client was observed swerving across a solid yellow lane divider, crossing the dotted, white lane line three times, straddling a solid white line, and driving off the road onto the shoulder. When stopped, there was a strong odor of alcohol, slurred speech, swaying from side to side and failure of all field sobriety tests. According to the police, our client refused to take a breath test.
Because there was a child in the car, our client was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and endangering the life of a child. The state sought convictions on all charges and jail time on the endangering charge.
We litigated every aspect of this case. We won the summary suspension hearing after a lengthy cross-examination of the officer. No suspension of any driving privileges was entered against our client as a result. Further, the DUI charge and the endangering the life of a child charge were dismissed. No conviction was entered, and there was no interruption of our client's driving privileges.