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DUI case

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Driving under the influence case

According to the police report, the driver was pulled over and given a breathalyzer test for repeatedly straying over the outside line between two points. The lawyer
(my wife) had me go to the scene of the alleged crime to take photographs, which were admitted as evidence during my testimony as a witness for the defense. My
photographs showed no visible lines as described in the police report. The judge previously admitted photographs provided by the police of the same stretch of road, and taken at a later date (The police photos showed what looked like freshly painted lines).
There was also an issue about interpreting the results of a breathalyzer test that was done at the scene and a blood test taken later on. I researched that issue and found a study about changes in blood alcohol levels that contradicted assertions by the police that the defendant's blood alcohol level was probably above the legal limit at the time of the stop.
As I recall, the judge approved the defendant's motion to dismiss the charges.

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