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DWI Charge

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Post by Dave09 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:31 pm

So hopefully this will be a lesson of how much 2 beers can cost you.....


The other night I was pulled over for speeding....Which turned quickly into a DWI charge that I am now fighting.


The night started out with 1 beer at dinner and then 1 beer at the bar while playing a few games of pool/darts. After 3 hours of consuming my first beer I left for home. The roads were completely empty and wasn't necessarily paying attention to my speed like I should(I have a lead foot). An officer pulls me over when turning into my apartment complex. This quickly escalated into questions about drinking (its 2am and there may have been a cop that saw me leave the bar). I honestly stated that I only had 2 beers that night and that got me a ride down to the jail....


So all in all right now 2 beers has cost me 3 grand + due to lawyer fees and will be wasting a lot of my free time. Just to wait for my blood test to come back way under .08.... :mad5. The worst part of it is even know the cop was completely wrong there is nothing I can do to recover the wasted money on this. So word to the wise even if its just 1 drink it could cost a whole lot more.

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Post by carlson1 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:39 pm

Sorry for the troubles, but like you I hope your post will discourage others from drinking and driving. We always say alcohol and guns do not mix, but neither do cars and alcohol. It is just not worth it (as you have already stated). Thanks for posting about your troubles.
I hope your blood test comes back soon and maybe you will not be out a lot of more money. Let us know. Prayers sent for you.
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Post by RoyGBiv » Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:08 pm

No FST?

Hope it turns out that the only thing you lose is the $$
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Post by flechero » Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:22 pm

Probably when you said 2 beers it was all over... friend of mine was a deputy and he said almost every drunk he ever stopped said "2 beers"

Good luck, I hope the worst is over


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Post by Dave09 » Tue May 14, 2019 6:31 pm

I figured I would post an update to this thread with the final details.


Criminal charge: Driving while intoxicated
Details:
  • Total alcohol consumption: 2 beers
  • Drinking time: 3 hours
  • Reason for being pulled over: Speeding
  • Time in captivity: 1 day in jail
  • Lawyer fees: 3,300 dollars
  • CHL temporarily suspended
  • Drivers license confiscated and given a 45 day temporary license.


So after all that. I was set back 5 months in saving and a massive amount of time wasted. To find out that I had a 0.00 BAC :banghead:. The case has been dismissed but the arrest will stay on my background for 2 years until I can get it removed.

*Start Rant* so much for innocent until proven guilty. They had no evidence that i was above the legal limits and yet multiple rights were stripped away.

The system is set up to screw anybody over even know that they may be perfectly fine.
  • The FST was a joke.
    It was freezing cold out. In the thirties.
    High winds
    Uneven ground
  • They do not offer a portable breathalyzer. Even know that they are not completely accurate it would prevent the officer from making a completely wrong call.
  • At this point you are offered only a breathalyzer test at the station or a blood test. If you choose the more reliable one you are instantly arrested and charged.
So much for believing that the system can't be that bad.
*Endrant*

Moral of the story you may beat the charge but you will not beat the ride.....

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Post by carlson1 » Tue May 14, 2019 9:07 pm

Thanks for the update.
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Post by RicoTX » Tue May 14, 2019 9:52 pm

Sorry for the issue. I have always thought it was bull that an arrest stays on your record even if you are innocent. Anybody who honestly thinks you are innocent until proven guilty is gullible.
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Post by Killadocg23 » Wed May 15, 2019 5:52 am

And this is the exact reason why people distrust some law enforcement folks these days. Just wow! Bet you didn’t even get an apology for something that shouldn’t happen in the first place.


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Post by flechero » Wed May 15, 2019 9:19 am

Dave09 wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 6:31 pm
To find out that I had a 0.00 BAC :banghead:.
That should be a case where the State reimburses all your expenses and wipes the record and gives you a big fat apology!

With no recourse, the system will never keep from ruining those wrongly accused or arrested.

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Post by WildBill » Wed May 15, 2019 10:29 am

RicoTX wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 9:52 pm
Sorry for the issue. I have always thought it was bull that an arrest stays on your record even if you are innocent. Anybody who honestly thinks you are innocent until proven guilty is gullible.
:iagree: Many people still think if you hadn't done anything wrong you wouldn't have been arrested. :smash:
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Post by WTR » Wed May 15, 2019 11:04 am

WildBill wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 10:29 am
RicoTX wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 9:52 pm
Sorry for the issue. I have always thought it was bull that an arrest stays on your record even if you are innocent. Anybody who honestly thinks you are innocent until proven guilty is gullible.
:iagree: Many people still think if you hadn't done anything wrong you wouldn't have been arrested. :smash:

I was pulled over and tested for a DUI. I passed all tests and blew all zeros when I voluntarily took a breathalyzer test. The Officer said " I still think you are drunk". I demanded a blood test and I called my Attorney as we stood on the side of the road. The DPS Officer decided I was good to go. When asked why I was driving at various speeds I said I was trying to get this idiot with his brights lights on and tailgating me off my 6..

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Post by F350-6 » Wed May 15, 2019 8:37 pm

Out of curiosity, what exactly did the lawyer do that cost so much money? Sounds like you were into it for 3 grand right away while you were waiting on the blood result tests. Even at $200/hr, that's a lot of hours just to post bail.

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Post by carlson1 » Fri May 17, 2019 10:02 pm

I may have misread, but I was wondering if the OP was breathalyzer?

I am assuming he refused that is why the DL was suspended?

If you took the breathalyzer then it would have all been cleared up that night I would think.
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Post by The Annoyed Man » Sat May 18, 2019 9:10 am

Dave09 wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:31 pm
The other night I was pulled over for speeding....Which turned quickly into a DWI charge that I am now fighting.


The night started out with 1 beer at dinner and then 1 beer at the bar while playing a few games of pool/darts. After 3 hours of consuming my first beer I left for home. The roads were completely empty and wasn't necessarily paying attention to my speed like I should (I have a lead foot).
Meaning no disrespect, but the two beers wasn’t your problem. It became your problem, but the beer isn’t what got you pulled over. Exactly none of this would have been an issue without that lead foot. Maybe consider a change of driving habits? Just a thought.
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Post by loscar141 » Sat May 18, 2019 8:18 pm

I respect law enforcement for what they do, but at the same time that's why I do not speak to them. I am polite and courteous, and I let them do their job, while I do mine, which is not to incriminate my self
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