People of the State of Illinois v. T.R.
According to the officer, our client drove one-half of a mile without headlights, crossed over the white line and remained there for an entire block, had a very hard time talking when stopped and it took four attempts for our client to grab the door handle and open it up. According to the officer, his eyes were glassy and bloodshot, and our client had such a difficult time talking, the officer could not understand most of what our client was saying. She would not say where she was coming from, and when exiting the car, she had to use the door and frame for support in order to steady herself. While to the rear of the car, she had to use her left had to support herself on the car and continued to use her hand to support herself, swaying back and forth while standing. She also failed all field sobriety tests. Because it was our client's third DUI, the state offered significant time in jail, and we, of course, refused to plead guilty to the charges. We proceeded to trial on the charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and obtained a not guilty for our client after a contested trial. Additionally, there was no statutory suspension of her driving privileges and we obtained a rescission of the suspension that had been previously issued. Once again, as a result of our efforts, our client was found not guilty of all charges, and never suffered suspension of her driving privileges, even though it was her third DUI.