Wednesday, September 22, 2004

High-Heels is the way to beat a DWI
Ok women, and some strange men, next time your driving drunk and a police officer asks you to take a field sobriety test, make sure you put on your stilleto's first!
Attorney Bill Thomas may get a lot more business from female motorists thanks to a novel defense strategy: High heels can help beat a DWI rap.
Thomas last week asked a judge how anyone could pass a field sobriety test -- which requires a lot of walking -- in a pair of 3- 1/2-inch stiletto high heels.
Thomas contended it would be "fundamentally unfair" to use the results of field sobriety tests against one of his female client because she was wearing stiletto heels at the time, making her unsteady on her feet.

Considering that she was wearing stiletto heels, the woman did remarkably well by making it to 16 seconds, Thomas argued.
Judge Wade Barber squelched the results of the field sobriety tests and tossed out the DWI case.