Suppression Order Obtained for DWI Arrest

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

John Ingrassia recently successfully obtained a suppression order suppressing all evidence resulting from his client's arrest for DWI.

Police arrested his client after a roll over single car accident . The arresting officer placed the driver under arrest for DWI after observing glassy eyes, impaired speech, and detecting a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the driver's mouth.

Mr. Ingrassia's cross examination of the arresting officer established that many symptoms were consistent with head and facial injuries that the driver sustained in the accident and the officer conceded that the odor of the alcoholic beverage tells very little about what, how much, or when the person consumed any alcoholic beverage.

The Court ruled that the police did not have probable cause to arrest the driver when viewing the totality of all facts.

As a result all evidence obtained as a result of the arrest was suppressed.