The Associated Press reports that High heels defense beats DWI charge:
DURHAM, N.C. - 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.
The never-before-heard argument created a minor sensation among court officials and observers.
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.