Is there ever a chance that a person just gets her car impounded, but she is not actually arrested in the state of Florida?
Stepmother's story is this. She was "given a citation" in April, 2006 for DUI. Her story is that she was at a bar, had a "few drinks" and there was a couple in bar that began to fight. She tried to intervene. Cops were apparently called to handle the fighting couple, and stepmother was asked questions. After talking to the cops, she went to her car....proceeded to call her son to come pick her up, as she felt too "drunk to drive", but yet, moved her car to another better parking spot to leave it for the night, and the cops proceeded to just walk over to her, give her a citation for drunk driving, gave her the breathalizer, of which her levels were .285, impounded her car, and then let her leave to get her own ride home. I've never heard of such a thing, and neither have her sons', nor did either one of them receive a phone call from her the night it happend, whether to go pick her up from the bar, or from jail, so they really have no way of knowing. We only found out by doing a chance citation search online for something else. Court documents state an arraignment coming up this week. A criminal pre-trial first week of June. She also file some sort of hardship thing within the first 10 days of this "citation", and was able to get her licence back for a certain amount of days, but it has now been revoked for 31 days pending the outcome of the arraignment, i would suppose. Has anyone ever heard of such a thing......having the breathalizer, being a .285 and not being arrested? Her son's are not believing her story, nor am I for that matter...and they have to drive her to and from work now, and are wondering what other things are in store for their mother. This did happen in Florida, and it apparently was her first offense. Thanks