February 11, 2009. Charge: operating while under the influence of liquor. Two state troopers
testified against my client, who failed both the breath test and the field sobriety tests. One of the
troopers (the one who testified that my client failed the standardized field sobriety tests) was by
the time of trial a field sobriety test instructor, and he was quite hostile and argumentative. The
other trooper (the one who testified that my client failed the breath test) was by the time of trial
working in the Office of Alcohol testing, and testified that he was qualified to repair and
maintain the breath test machine). My client was found not guilty of impaired operation, and not
guilty of operating with a BAC of .08% or higher.