State v. C.F. Resolution date: September 21, 2011.
DWI (39:4-50), Dismissed.
On June 13, 2010 campus police observed a Toyota SUV making a u-turn without its headlights on and was traveling 5-10 miles under the posted speed limit. The investigating officer executed a motor vehicle stop. According to the officer, when he approached the vehicle he observed a female driver who was having trouble opening the window and kept “fumbling” around. The officer noted that he smelled alcohol coming from the vehicle and the motorist/defendant was disoriented and spoke with slurred speech. The officer then requested the defendant to perform various field sobriety tests. She refused and became combative and was taken to the hospital for psychiatric evaluation based on her continued screams of wanting to die. At the hospital, the officer had blood drawn from the defendant to determine if she had ingested any alcohol or illegal substances. The lab report returned with positive findings for cocaine and ethyl alcohol.