My question involves criminal law for the state of: Washington
I have been charged with DUI under interesting circumstances. I left a bar, pulled across the street and over one parking lot, and stopped my car in a safe place and began putting an address into my GPS. An officer came up behind me (no lights) approached my car and began asking me questions. I told him I had not been drinking. He claims he smelled alcohol and I was slurring my speech. He began a DUI investigation and ultimately arrested me. He told me at least 3 times on the ride that the reason he contacted me is because I was messing with my GPS.
He contradicted himself in the police report though: He claims that I drove "1/2 block at a high rate of speed" - although I had only pulled across the street - slowly. The contradiction comes when he admits that he DID NOT perform a traffic stop - no lights until after he started DUI investigation. If I was driving erratically, why did he not perform a traffic stop? And why did he lie about how far I had driven and "weaved left, then right" - which is exactly what a car does when pulling across a street to an adjacent parking lot. I drove about one car length (not 1/2 block) before entering the other lot, and that's simple to prove from the satellite map.
Do I have a case to argue probable cause especially if it's shown that his descriptions of my driving were fabricated in order to try and bolster probable cause?