CASE RESULT – STATE OF TEXAS VS. S.W. – CLIENT CHARGED WITH DWI AFTER ALLEGEDLY CAUSING HEAD ON COLLISION AND HAVING BLOOD ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION OF .223.
RESULT: CASE REDUCED TO OBSTRUCTION OF HIGHWAY.
S.W. was driving one day when he allegedly caused a head on collision accident with another vehicle that resulted in sending the driver and passenger of the other vehicle to the hospital. The police quickly arrived on the scene and S.W. was accused of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).
S.W. performed field sobriety tests and was arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Galveston County, Texas. S.W. also consented to a blood draw. S.W.’s blood result came back to show that S.W. was operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of .223, which is nearly three times the legal limit of .08 in Texas. S.W. was booked in the Galveston County jail. S.W. bonded out and immediately called our office for representation.
We were hired on the case and immediately got to work. We requested the dashcam videos from the three police cars that were on the scene, but the state was unable to produce any videos showing the arrest. We set the case for trial.
Before trial, because of our representation, the state offered to reduce the driving while intoxicated (DWI) case to “obstruction of a highway” (an offense committed when a person obstructs a highway, street, sidewalk, railway, waterway, elevator, aisle, hallway, entrance, or exit to which the public or a substantial group of the public has access, or any other place used for the passage of persons, vehicles, or conveyances).
S.W. took the deal. S.W. served no additional jail time, does not have a DWI conviction, and his driver’s license will not be suspended. Additionally, S.W. was never charged with the accidents. S.W. never had to sit for a trial.
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