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Police: Ohio DUI suspect drinks in front of cop

Published: Mar 3, 2011 


The suspect, Supers, was pulled over early Wednesday, March 2, 2011, because a police officer had observed him speeding. According to police, when asked during the stop if he'd been drinking, Supers allegedly took a swig from an open can of beer and told the officer, "Yes." (AP Photo/Elyria Police Department)

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) - Police in northern Ohio say a man who was asked during a traffic stop whether he'd been drinking took a swig from an open can of beer and told the officer, "Yes."

According to Cleveland's WJW-TV, the Elyria (eh-LEER'-ee-uh) police report says 25-year-old Stephen Supers was pulled over early Wednesday because the officer had observed him speeding.

The report says that after Supers took the drink in front of the officer he failed a series of field sobriety tests.

The police must have "probable cause" to arrest you for a crime.  In most instances, probable cause takes time and a skilled officer to detect reasons why someone would be in violation of the law.  However, where there are obvious signs of impairment, such as staggering, throwing up, or the odor of an alcoholic beverage....or even drinking in front of the officer...the grounds for an arrest become apparent.  If you have been arrested for a DUI/DWI, contact the experienced legal team at Shaffer & Engle Law Offices, LLC for a free consultation.  Toll free 1-866-765-0706 or write us on the web at www.ShafferEngle.com

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