Missouri’s ST. CHARLES COUNTY – The DUI cases brought by his office appear unaffected by the prosecuting attorney for St. Charles County’s drunk driving arrest.
Defendants who might have believed they would get a break because their prosecutor was detained on suspicion of DUI learned on Monday that nothing had changed regarding how cases are handled.
“There has been no change. When asked about changes in cases, Leslie Knight, a spokesperson for the prosecutor’s office, told FOX 2 that everything was continuing as normal. The fact that DUI defendants were packed into courtrooms and their cases remained unchanged was seen firsthand by our news team.
“Whether or not my client was able to safely drive a vehicle, has nothing to do with accusations facing Tim Lohmar,” one attorney who wished to remain unnamed said.
On June 3, 2022, Lohmar was arrested at Lake of the Ozarks on suspicion of DUI. He allegedly refused to take a breathalyzer test and a field sobriety test, which led to his arrest. The Lake Ozark prosecutor is awaiting the results of the blood test before deciding whether to file charges after the police obtained a search warrant to draw his blood.
In a statement, Lohmar claimed that he was “innocent of any wrongdoing.”
Many of the defendants charged by Lohmar’s office with engaging in similar conduct have also maintained their innocence. However, we found no evidence that Lohmar’s legal issues will alter their legal battle. Today, a number of defense lawyers told us that it makes no difference for their clients.
Judge Michael Fagras of St. Charles County was also contacted by FOX 2 News to inquire about additional potential legal repercussions.
I am unable to speak about any potential or current problems involving any court employees, he said. I am unable to comment.
Additionally, there is a problem with Lohmar’s driver’s license. If you refuse to take a breathalyzer, the police can take your vehicle under state law. According to court records, Lohmar allegedly did refuse to take a breathalyzer. The Missouri Department of Revenue claims that it is unaware of any suspension of Lohmar’s driving privileges. According to a spokesman, it may also take some time for an entry to appear in the state’s computer system.