DWI Field Sobriety Tests – Inadmissible in Court
Attorney Ryan Russman worked on a case involving an NH DWI charge. The Manchester defendant was pulled over after the officer noticed he was speeding. The officer asked the man to step out of the car because he suspected alcohol intoxication. The defendant performed the field sobriety tests marginally well, but the officer arrested the man for drinking and driving and pursued more alcohol tests at the station. The blood test revealed a .21.
Attorney Russman was able to get all charges dropped with a “garbage in, garbage out” defense. He proved that the field sobriety tests were inadmissible in court because the instructions were given incorrectly. The blood test results were also faulty; Russman examined the testing machine and found that it could not separate the chromosomes that proved alcohol intoxication from other substances in the bloodstream. Because of these findings, Attorney Russman was able to get the DWI charges dropped.