As a Houston DWI attorney I read a lot of arrest reports. It is without fail that the police report mentions certain intoxication clues like strong odor of alcohol despite alcohol itself not having a scent, red blood shot eyes, or watery eyes, and using arms for balance. I have yet to meet a person like Sue Ellen Mischke (Seinfeld character) who keeps their hands completely by their side when walking. The most overused of these clues is the watery eyes. The reason being is that there are over 500 hundred different causes for watery eyes. For example, smoke can cause watery eyes and guess what people do when they go to a bar? Also, Houston, Texas is notorious for being a city that cause allergies that cause watery eyes. Thus, this is another useless clue that sounds good on paper, but really does not provide any insight whether someone is intoxicated or not.
These are few of the reasons that is so important to hire a DWI lawyer in Houston that is familar with the "tricks" that our local police agencies use to decorate an offense report.