What Are Some Defenses To A DUI Charge? Part 4

Here are some more common defenses to a charge of DUI:

High test result from a urine screen, yet you never urinate for three to four hours or more – physiological impossibility.  Unintentional alcohol (e.g. from Nyquil, Vicks Formula 44, lip balms, toothache drops).

Something in mouth containing alcohol (e.g. Breath Drops with SD alcohol).  Something in mouth, that contains interfering or contaminating substance (e.g. Skoal snuff – wintergreen, Altoids).

Officer fails to inform you of your right to have a second independent test.  Officer not trained or marginally trained in accordance with the standards of the Ohio Administrative Code.

Officer fails to follow manual or training protocol.  Failure to properly calibrate or maintain the machine.

Police report supports sobriety, or lack of investigation of alternative causes.  Rising blood alcohol level showing time of driving BAC would have been lower than time of testing.

Elevated breath temperature (e.g. caused by fever, hot tub, sauna, detention in hot sun or back of patrol car in summer, dancing, menstrual cycle, etc.)

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