Your medical history can often be used to obtain reduced charges, or even dismissal of your DUI case. A case from Washington State recently reported in USA Today provides a classic example of how your medical history can be highly relevant to your DUI case.
The incident began when Carol Carlson drove her car to a local ferry terminal. Ms. Carlson appeared confused according to the toll both attendant and other ferry workers. She then ran over a curb and drove the wrong way on a one-way street.
When confronted by a trooper, Ms. Carlson allegedly stated she’d had two glasses of wine. The trooper reported Ms. Carlson’s eyes to be bloodshot and her breath to have an odor of alcohol. The trooper then asked her to perform field sobriety exercises. Ms. Carlson performed poorly according to the officer. Continue reading