OUI-1st Offense -- Lawrence District Court

Outcome: Dismissed

Description: Client, a 28-year-old male, was driving south on I-495 between 25 and 30mph - well below the 65mph speed limit. His car was swerving between the marked lanes. He was pulled over by a state trooper. My client told the trooper that he was "sorry" and that he was falling asleep. The trooper noticed all the standard signs of alcohol impairment (slurred speech, bloodshot/glassy eyes, odor of alcohol, unsteadiness on his feet). He submitted to field sobriety tests, which, according to the trooper, he did not perform satisfactorily.