As I said, we were called and told to wait. Then they called us and told us to take a long lunch and be back at 1pm. Got back at 1pm and the bailiff came to get us around 1:30. Took us to the courtroom where the lawyers proceeded to ask group and individual questions. Trying to see who they could dismiss from the panel. They sent us out of the room to wait. When they came out again they called six names, those were the ones that would be sitting on the trial. Michelle Lewis!!!!! That would be me. So we were on a DUI case. One witness for the prosecution (the sheriffs officer, one video from the front of the patrol car and the lawyers for both sides presented their case. When all was said and done we went into the jury room. I was voted forman, why!! Do you want to talk or take a straw pole to see where we start. 4 not guilty and 2 guilty. Then we discuss the difference merits if the case, wrote a list of questions we needed answers too and then got called back in the court. They could not answer our questions but they could read the instructions again. Ok, that did it. We now knew what we had to do. Back in the room,one goes to the restroom the rest of us decide to vote, but wait we need the other call. We finally get the form filled out, buz the buzzer to let them know we are ready. Go out there and made this guys day. We were not convinced beyond a reasonable doubt that he was but he did perform the field test and it was on camera and we thought he did as fine as any man 100 pounds over weight could do. Had we not watched the video from the officers car we would have all gone guilty just because he refused the tests. But his appearance did not support that finding.
Anyway, Home at 7, PBJ for dinner and then helped Anna with her homework. AND now I need to get to bed.
3 days ago