July 1997 - Did They Really Say That?
From John T. McCully
of Dallas, this excerpt from the examination of a police officer in a DWI case:
At the time the defendant stepped out of the car ... did you have any
idea that this may be a driving while intoxication investigation?
A. No. I thought it was just an accident.
Q. At what point did you make that determination that you may have a driving while intoxication investigation?
It took him, you know, a full minute to get his driver's license out of
his wallet. And plus at the same time, I smelled a strong odor of
Q. After you smelled
the alcohol and the driver's license
, what did you do then, officer?