Officer’s refusal to allow phone call to attorney results in reduced charges

A Wapello County man was arrested for OWI and taken to the station for chemical testing.  Upon arrival at the station, Client requested to make phone calls.  The officer allowed him to place phone calls and walked out of the room.  Upon the officer’s return, Client informed him that his friend would be sending him the phone number for an attorney.  The officer informed him that he would not allow any additional time to get the number and to call the attorney.  The Administrative Law Judge agreed that the DOT’s revocation of his driver’s license could not stand due to the violation of Client’s phone call rights.  In the criminal case the State agreed to throw out his breath test result and amend the charge to public intoxication.