Mason Ohio Municipal Court, Case No. 10TRC00013


Client was charged by Ohio State Patrol with a marked lanes violation in violation of 4511.33, and Operating a Motor Vehicle under the influence of alcohol in violation of Ohio Revised Code 4511.19(A)(1)(a).   The Client refused to submit to a breath test. Client was stopped for speeding and marked lanes violations, submitted to 3 standardized field sobriety tests, the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) test, the One Leg Stand test, and the Walk and Turn test which the officer indicated he did poorly. Counsel set the matter for a Motion to Suppress the results of the traffic stop, the standardized field sobriety tests, statements taken in violation of his Miranda rights and probable cause to arrest. The day of the Motion to Suppress, Counsel was able to negotiate a plea agreement to a lesser charge of Reckless Operation.