Tuesday, December 1, 2015

DUI Dishonor Roll

Michael Ketcham, age 25, stands before Judge Payne

Both APD impaired driver arrests last weekend submitted to breath tests that showed they were too much under the influence of alcohol to be driving, but then one of them changed his mind and refused to take the official chemical breath test back at the station, which is admissible in District Court.

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 Portable Breath Test result of .114 is inadmissible in Court

As a result Michael Ketcham will automatically lose his license for 180 days.  But he did tell Judge Payne he would be hiring his own attorney for his next pre-trial hearing in January.

And a DUI attorney loves it when you refuse the official chemical breath test because that obstinacy cannot be mentioned to a jury should the case go to trial.

Jacob Bodee, age 21, stands before Judge Payne

Since Mr. Bodee did take the official chemical breath test back at the station he should simply take the standard state offer of a 24D disposition and save himself an expensive attorney fee.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As the victim of a hit and run DUI drunk driver I am crippled for life-will never walk again-spent 15 of last 19 years on hell on earth nursing homes, lost family home, job, lifes savings, and full of surgical-painful-metal. SSI-I need-takes everything back for the state-I get left $230 mo discretionary- a pauper-the criminals say State provides-he doesn't-illegally uninsured-I never saw a cent. Keep those PUKE-UPS ON THE RUN !!