DUI With Accident & Hit & Run


Walnut Creek DUI lawyer Mark Blair helped this person who had the following tough case.

Police received a call of an accident and sped to the accident scene.  They interview the victim who claims that the other driver, my client, had an accident with their vehicle and drove away from the scene of the accident without stopping to provide insurance information.

Police contact my client. They detect a strong odor of alcohol coming from client.  They notice that client’s eyes are bloodshot and watery.   Client’s speech is slurred as well.  Client admits to drinking alcohol.

Police check client’s eyes for nystagmus (involuntary bouncing due to alcohol).  They confirm that client’s eyes cannot smoothly track the object that police move across client’s field of vision.

Police ask client to submit to a roadside breath test.  Client agrees.  The test result was .138.

Police have client do the walk and turn test.  Client fails to walk heel to toe in seven of the nine steps.

Police instruct client to perform the stand on one leg test.  Client fails to lift leg sufficiently high off ground.

Police arrest client for DUI and hit and run.  Client hires DUI lawyer Mark Blair, who goes to court with client.  DUI attorney Mark Blair learns that the blood results were .13.  Nonetheless, DUI lawyer Mark Blair is able to get the hit and run charge dismissed and the DUI reduced to a “wet reckless!”

If you face DUI charges in Contra Costa County, please call DUI lawyer Mark Blair at (925) 935-4343.  Mark can help you get the best outcome in your DUI case.  If you have court in Walnut Creek, Pittsburg, Richmond or Martinez, DUI attorney Mark Blair has the DUI knowledge and experience to get you the best possible result!

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