Re: Police Abuse of Power
there is a difference between a DUI and being intoxicated.
It seems like the trooper knew full well he wouldn't get a DUI on me or else he would have brought me in.
I can tell you that regardless of what my BAC is, I could not drive a car safely after 1 beer.(and I weigh more than you) Being under the influence or being impaired is a decision based on your ability to have control of yourself.
Since you swerved and you had been drinking, he very well might have been able to tag you with DUI. I would suggest the FST's showed a limited amount of impairment and rather than spoiling your night, and in some cases much more than that, he simply wanted you to sober up before driving any further.
did the PBT give a reading at all?
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.