Police Officer States, “You Ripped Me Apart”:
In April of 2018, I held a Statutory Summary Suspension hearing at the Daley Center. The hearing resulted in the Judge throwing out the license suspension. The Judge ruled that the police officer did not have reason enough to stop my client’s vehicle.
Reason for the Stop:
In the case, another motorist flagged down the police officer and pointed to my client’s vehicle and told the officer that the girl driving was drunk. The tipster also told the officer that the other driver hit a wall and almost him in his vehicle. Based upon the tip, the police officer questioned my client, whose vehicle was blocked by the tipster.
The Judge ruled that there was not enough reason to question my client because the tip was weak and because of other observations made by the officer.
At a follow-up hearing on May 9, 2018, the arresting officer exited the court room with Attorney Young and told Attorney Young that the officer’s brother-in-law received a DUI and would like to know if Attorney Young could help him. The police than stated (regarding the hearing) “No other attorney has ever ripped me apart like that.”