State of Georgia V. B.P.
Chatham County State Court
Our client was stopped for speeding on I-16 in Chatham County (Savannah), Georgia. Following the traffic stop, the arresting officer observed our client’s eyes were bloodshot and watery. Additionally, the officer smelled alcohol on the breath of our client and asked him to take some field sobriety tests which our client consented to take. The officer detected 6 clues on the HGN test promoting the officer to ask our client to submit to a portable breath test. He first denied consent to take the test but later changed his mind and registered a .117 on a preliminary breath test (PBT) device, he was arrested, and transported to the Chatham County Detention Center.
We fought hard for our client and did everything we could to avoid the impact of a DUI conviction on our client’s life. Through negotiations, our client’s DUI charge was dismissed in exchange for a plea to reckless driving. Our client’s driver’s license was not suspended, he was not sentenced to jail time, and he does not have a DUI conviction on his criminal history.