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St. Louis DUI/DWI Law Blog

Welcome to our St. Louis, Missouri DUI/DWI Law Blog On behalf of Ward & Childress

We established this blog to share stories and information about topics relevant to our practice. Our intent is to highlight local stories, as well as national subject matter, that we think you will find interesting. We will regularly update this blog and encourage you to share your thoughts on these posts.

Union Carpenter’s License Saved After Blowing .171 at Checkpoint 

By St. Louis Defense Attorney on April 11th, 2014

By Denise L. Childress 56 year old union carpenter stopped at DWI checkpoint. Officer reported strong odor of intoxicants, bloodshot, glassy eyes, slurred speech, swaying, and failure of field sobriety tests. Client arrested and blew into breath testing instrument with reading of .171. RESULT: Hearing officer held that client’s arrest was made without probable cause…



License Saved after Accident and .216 BAC test 

By St. Louis Defense Attorney on April 9th, 2014

By: Denise L. Childress Laborer observed pulling his pickup truck out of a parking space and backing into the front of vehicle parked behind him. Officer reports strong odor of intoxicants, watery, bloodshot and staring eyes, slurred, mumbled and incoherent speech, swaying and staggering during questioning at arrest scene, failure of all three sobriety tests,…


CDL and Driver’s License Saved after .106 breath test.

By St. Louis Defense Attorney on April 7th, 2014

By Denise L. Childress Before blowing a .106, 42 year old truck driver stopped in non-commercial vehicle for tires crossing the centerline one time. Officer reportedly detected strong smell of intoxicants, bloodshot, watery eyes, and slurred speech. Client reportedly stumbled on way to patrol car, failed all field sobriety testing: counting test, horizontal gaze nystagmus…