State v. Buckland, a case from the Connecticut Supreme Court, involved a defendant (“Defendant”) who was convicted of operating a motor vehicle while under the Influence (DUI) of intoxicating liquor and operating a motor vehicle while having an elevated blood-alcohol content (BAC).
In Alabama, your Birmingham DUI defense attorney can explain that the legal limit is 0.08 grams of ethanol (drinking alcohol) per 100 milliliters of blood.
In Buckland, Defendant was driving his car when a state special constable, using radar gun, observed him traveling at 50mph in a 34mph zone. The constable pulled Defendant over after he had driven an additional seven-tenths of mile before stopping.
When the officer approached the driver’s side of the vehicle, he detected an odor of alcohol through Defendant’s open widow. The officer noted in his police report that Defendant’s speech was a slurred, and his eyes were glossy. Defendant also had difficulty getting his documents from the glove compartment and wallet. Defendant admitted that he had two glasses of wine prior to driving.