Q: My nephew age 20 got a DUI last weekend after he got into an accident. He had been drinking but he was told to do field
Sobriety test with what we later discovered after going to the hospital he had a broken neck and broken discs in his back
A: You should definitely talk to a DUI defense attorney, there are issues here to investigate. Obviously any coordination test performances will be affected by the injuries suffered by your son in the accident. Depending on the timing (and type) of the chemical test, hospital treatment can also affect the chemical test results.
A: When drivers are injured in auto accidents, they are generally in no shape to be attempting field sobriety tests. This is especially true where the injuries prevent them from performing as they otherwise would on the tests. Your nephew needs to speak with a local attorney as soon as possible. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You should seek an attorney for formal legal advice and representation.]
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