Drunk driving charges dismissed mid-trial after Attorney Erkan's cross-examination exposes State Police Trooper's perjury
November 29, 2018, Boston Municipal Court case no. 1801CR000761, charging operating under the influence (OUI/DWI/DUI). Trooper investigates client for drunk driving after client crashes into parked car. Trooper reports client fails all field sobriety tests and admits having "way too much to drink." Attorney Erkan presents the case to a jury. Under pressure of cross-examination, trooper makes statements which cannot be reconciled with his earlier claims. Government agrees that trooper lied under oath and dismisses the case mid-trial.
Practice area(s): Criminal Defense, DUI / DWI
Court: Boston Municipal Court Central Division