Defendant retained Newport News DUI Lawyer John Naumovski for a first offense DUI in Newport News, Virginia. The allegations were that the defendant while operating her vehicle in the parking lot of her apartment building hit a parked vehicle. The defendant admitted to having drank alcohol and to take prescribed sleep aid medication. Allegedly she did very poorly on the field sobriety and standardized field sobriety tests. After her arrest, she was taken to the hospital in Newport News and submitted to a blood draw which was sent to the Department of Forensic Sciences Central State Lab in Richmond. The results of the blood draw showed she had a .08 BAC and also that she had a variety of prescribed medications that either, on their own, would cause impairment. Combined the alcohol and prescribed medications would of caused someone to be substantially under the influence.
Because of issues with the case raised by Newport News DUI Lawyer John Naumovski, the Commonwealth Attorney agreed to reduce the charge to a Reckless Driving charge. Among other issues with the case, attorney John Naumovski argued that a reduction was warranted because the officer willfully violated the defendant’s Constitutional rights.
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