STATE OF GEORGIA V. K.K.
Monroe County Superior Court
Our client was stopped as a result of a “be on the lookout” call to 911. The caller observed our client weaving and driving erratically on I-75. After our client was stopped, she submitted to several field sobriety tests, and she was placed under arrest. Our client performed very poorly upon the field sobriety tests. After arrest, our client became hysterical. She eventually submitted to a blood test, but after the testing was completed, she allegedly kicked the arresting officer in the chest. Following her arrest, our client's vehicle was searched and a large quantity of prescription medications was found.
Our client was originally charged with DUI – Drugs, felony obstruction of an officer, and failure to maintain lane. Our client entered a guilty plea to reckless driving and misdemeanor obstruction of an officer.
If you looked at the video of the arrest in this case, you might believe that any effort to obtain a reduction of the DUI charge and/or felony obstruction charge would be hopeless. However, we worked hard to develop and present our client's medical history to the prosecuting attorney. That worked paid dividends for our client. The final disposition in this case did not include a felony upon her record, a suspension of her license, or any further time in jail.
This case was defended by Ben Sessions.