A Bradford County Sheriff’s deputy responded to the area of South Walnut Street and South East 44th Avenue in reference to a reckless driver. The vehicle was described as a dark colored Mustang traveling north on Highway 301 South and failing to maintain its lane. The deputy observed the vehicle traveling north in the left lane and then leaving that lane, traveling across the middle lane, and nearly striking his vehicle.
The deputy conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver. The deputy stated that he could smell an odor of alcohol and that the driver’s eyes were bloodshot and glassy. Another deputy was called to the scene to conduct the DUI investigation. The driver was asked to perform field sobriety exercises, which deputies stated the driver performed poorly. They further alleged that the driver had a hard time understanding instructions.
The driver was placed under arrest and was transported to the Bradford County Jail to provide a breath sample. The driver was read implied consent and refused to provide a breath sample.
By hiring Meldon Law the driver was allowed to participate in the DUI Deferral Program. The driver completed the program successfully, which resulted in the DUI charge being reduced to a reckless driving charge. The driver also received a withhold of adjudication.
DISCLAIMER: The results are specific to the facts and legal circumstances of each of the clients’ cases and should not be used to form an expectation that the same results could be obtained for other clients in similar matters without reference to the specific factual and legal circumstances of each client’s case. (Date of Arrest: September 16, 2017).