We often discuss the nuances and many gray areas that can impact how drunk driving charges are filed and whether or not they can be successfully defended. In a DUI case, the details matter. Law enforcement officers are bound by strict protocols, including those designed to ensure that suspects are not subjected to unreasonable search and seizure.
That being said, there are some DUI cases of the "open-and-shut" variety, usually because the suspect made a foolish error or happened upon unfortunate circumstances. Although it didn't happen here in Washington state, a recent incident illustrates this point.