State V. S.B.
County: Washington (6/2012)
Charges: 2nd Degree DWI (two prior DWI’s)
Outcome: The State charged S.B. with a 2nd Degree DWI because he had two prior DWI’s and he tested over the .08 limit on the current case. Ryan Pacyga challenged the initial police seizure, arguing that the officer violated SB’s constitutional rights by illegally seizing him. The prosecutor agreed to a dismiss the DWI charges and SB pled guilty to careless driving with no jail instead of serving the mandatory minimum 90 days of jail for a 2nd degree DWI.