NOT GUILTY/ COMPLETE ACQUITTAL at JURY TRIAL, DUI and DUI (.082 BAC) – State v. Ms. S (DMC No. 14160) Jan. 10, 2017 (Phoenix City Court No. 5080338): Ms. S was traveling in her car northbound to get on the 51 freeway at Colter Street, when a motorcycle had come through the intersection. She struck the motorcycle and his passenger, and the Police were called. Ms. S indicated that she had the green light, and the motorcyclist stated that he had the green light. The motorcyclist was placed under arrest for DUI, then an investigation was began by Phoenix PD on Ms. S. The only sobriety field test given to Ms. S was the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN), which showed only 4 of 6 cues. No other tests were given. She was taken to the station which she provided a blood test which revealed a .082 BAC.
At Jury Trial, we were able to show that the accident was not her fault. In addition, we attacked the blood testing device and argued that it was not properly calibrated and was revealing a blood alcohol reading which was too high. The Jury deliberated and returned charged of Not Guilty on all counts!