Case Details

Case # 22 CC 3
Judge Mohammed M. Ghouse
Disposition Reprimanded
Decision Date 10/14/2022

Case Summary

The Complaint alleged that on November 23, 2021, Respondent struck the rear end of a parked vehicle which resulted in damage to both vehicles. A police officer, who responded to the scene of the accident, smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from Respondent’s mouth when he questioned him. He also observed Respondent’s eyes were glassy and bloodshot, and he was swaying back and forth. The Complaint also alleges that Respondent declined to take field sobriety tests at the scene. Respondent was subsequently arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and issued citations for driving under the influence of alcohol and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. The Complaint further alleges that while at the police station, Respondent declined to take a Breathalyzer test. On February 18, 2022, Respondent pled guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol and was sentenced to court supervision for a period of twelve months, fined $1500.00, and ordered to complete the Court Sentence “DUI” Monitoring Program for remedial education and DASA Level II-M DUI counseling, including attendance at a Victim Impact Panel.