People from all walks of life get into trouble from time-to-time. No one is immune to making mistakes, even people who work in law enforcement or another legal field. The fact is everyone messes up on occasion and everyone makes some poor choices. Sometimes, those poor choices include drinking and driving. Driving under the influence is always a serious matter, but not everyone who is arrested for such a crime is really guilty. There are many possible factors that can play a role in a DUI/OVI case and sometimes people just end up in the wrong place at the wrong time through not fault of their own.
A woman, who happens to be the Montgomery County assistant prosecutor, was recently in court after she was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and leaving the scene. According to reports the woman was pulled over in July and she allegedly told officers she had been drinking for several days while she was at a music festival. According to the officer, the woman did not perform well on her field sobriety test when she was pulled over. She has been on medical leave since her arrest and has not been working.
Meantime, according to reports, the woman was also apparently involved in an accident. Authorities say they received a call from a motorist that the vehicle the woman in question was driving had struck the caller’s vehicle. The caller claimed that the other vehicle then drove away. When officers eventually pulled her over they claim that she smelled like alcohol and that she registered a .124 blood-alcohol level on a portable breath test. However those results cannot be used in court. In addition to the OVI charges, she has also been charged for leaving the scene of an accident and she also faces an OVI second refusal charge, which stems from the fact that she had previously been charged with another OVI within the last 20 years.
Although things might not look good for this woman, there are still several positive ways this could play out. First, it’s always possible that officers made mistakes and that any evidence they have might not be admissible in court, just like the breath test results previously mentioned. Another possibility is for the woman to plead to lesser charges in exchange for a lighter sentence. Every case is unique so the key is to speak with an experienced Dayton DUI defense attorney who knows how to handle these types of situations. At The VanNoy Firm we are here to help you come out on top in your legal battle. Please contact us for an initial consultation at 937-952-5043, or click here.