Fuck it. May as well spill...

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  1. deverrant

    deverrant VIP Extreme Gold

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    I may be getting a DUI.

    I work at my friend's shop on Wednesdays. He keeps a keg there. So if it's dead all day, by 6 or so I start having some beers. Miller Lite is what he has.

    So I left there Wednesday, after a couple beers and was a mile from my destination when I got pulled over for speeding.
    Cop asked the standard questions, including if I'd been drinking. I said no.
    He called my bluff because he smelled it so I got honest pretty quickly.

    Asked more questions, which I answered cooperatively and coherently. Then another cop rolls up (of course... you can't ever have just one). The initial officer asked me to get out and walk the line, follow the pen, etc. I passed with flying colors. I know it, because I wasn't even remotely drunk, and because the cop said "Okay, you seem fine to me" and started writing on his clip board, as if he was gonna let me go.

    THEN the second cop interjected and asked me to step over to the shoulder where he had me take a breathalyzer. I blew, he said "you're over" and handed me the tube and walked away. NEVER said what I blew or showed me the breathalyzer. And didn't really give me a chance to ask. He just got in his car while the other cop cuffed me and said he'd have to take me to Reading hospital (40 minutes away) for a blood test.

    Sooo, I'm awaiting the blood results. There's a chance I'll be under, but probably an equal chance I'll be over (considering the fact that the alcohol metabolizes and your BAC actually goes UP before it goes down once you've stopped drinking, which is why they make you fucking wait and take you to a hospital 40 minutes away) in which case I'm fucked despite the fact that I was NOT impaired and I DID pass the field sobriety test, even according to the officer.
     
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    deverrant VIP Extreme Gold

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    Because the whole thing was shady... the disagreement among the cops, the fact that I was never told or shown my results, some people say I should get a lawyer and fight it. I dunno. I guess it depends on what my blood results and sentence/fines would be. For first-time offenders it's usually minimal. But still a few grand. Not sure what to do until I get those results I guess.
     
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    :console:






    :slapping: don't drink and drive
     
  4. Scott

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    I'm sure it will be a slap on the wrist. They didn't arrest you right?
     
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    I spent some time in County Jail because of a DUI.

    Good luck. :console::jail::crying:
     
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    This :coffee:
     
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    Lawyer up quick... good luck.

    Been there before...
     
  8. Billy Brown

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    Please keep us updated.
    This sucks.
     
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    Why do people speed when they're driving drunk?
     
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    Shit
     
  11. Billy Brown

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    You should have shown them your Dr. Ivan tat.

    They would have let you go.
     
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    you should know better
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  13. deverrant

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    I wasn't drunk though! It was 8:30 on a Wednesday! I had a couple casual beers and was headed home... I wasn't a threat to anybody OR myself and the first officer agreed with that.

    It's ironic... I'm SO careful about this shit. I stay at friends' houses or make them stay at mine. Super cautious about DUIs. This night, it was just SO nothing I wasn't even concerned. Then BAM. I'm like "are you serious??!"

    Hopefully my blood's under but IDK. They make you wait and take you to a far-away hospital and shit to get that BAC up. I bet I blew just under or borderline but after marinating for an hour I'll be over. That's their move. :what:
     
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    :facepalm:
     
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    I've always wondered this myself.
     
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    What he said? What happened after the hospital? Go get a copy of the police report tomorrow, go to a lawyer.

    Then by next week charges will probably be filed against you by the DA. And license revoked
     
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    Hey Dev, yeah that sucks. been there done that. DUI lawyers are shit, just take the plea from the public pretender assuming its not to fucked up. I've had friends get popped for DUIs spend $$$$$ on lawyers and they end getting the same shit if not worse. Hang in there its gonna be bumpy for a little bit, court dates and shit.
     
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    Because they are drunk. Plus everyone speeds, except these idiots in south Florida that drive under the speed limit usually.
     
  20. Thelonious Davis

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    that is kinda bullshit
    i hate the secondary cops that show up because they are usually older and pissy