February 15, 2009i really feel like crap. so lastnight i was at a friends house havein some beer, well i had 3 total and was watchin a movie after i stopped drinkin, left his house, totally fine, no buzz, nothin. on my way home and i get pulled over, long story short the cop smelt beer on me, gave me a breath test.. in Minnesota the legal limit in .08 well i blew a .07 and the cop still put me under arrest!! this is more of a vent type of post, i mean i was under the limit, he still arrested me, impounded my truck, took my license away for 3 months, gave me a ticket, and i lost my job too!!! i cant belive it!! and yes i am going to fight it, i have a lawyer, sorry but this is BULL $%^@!!! like i said, i cant believe it.. thanx for readin all,
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February 15, 2009You can be arressted and convicted for .05 and above if youre over 21. It depends on the other factors of the probable cause for the stop. Like if you were weaving, speeding, going too slow, strong odor of an alcoholic beverage, slurred speach, unsteady on your feet/coordination-depending on your field sobriety tests. And remember that most police now have in-car cameras and the stop, and any tests, should have been recorded. Hope you beat it.
February 15, 2009If your with in .01 they can convict you good luck. Just be glad you don''t have a CDL if you did the limit is .04 not .08
February 15, 2009Check the law for your state. In VA if you are below .05 then the presumption is that you are ok. .05 to .08 the presumption is that you might not be ok, hence my above post. Over .08 and the presumption is you are drunk.
You said the officer just gave you the breathalyzer? No field sobriety tests? In VA the breathalyzer cant be brought up in court unless the defense brings it up. So FSTs are usually very important...at least in Virginia.
February 15, 2009That sucks man. Why did you lose your job?
February 15, 2009That really does suck, hopefully you can beat it.
February 15, 2009thats crappy, i do what you got in trouble for every weekend, have 2-4 beers over the course of the evening and leave. I never drive drunk *or* even buzzed but after hearing bs like this i might reconsider my ways. that is an eye opener. Why did he pull you over in the first place.?
February 15, 2009I hope everyone reconsiders their ways. I was at a party and realized I was the oldest their so i left and went 3 miles down the road and pulled over to sleep it off. While being parked in the ditch a cop pulled up behind me and i got a DUI. keep in mind i was in BFE.
February 15, 2009Dam in PA if u refuse a Breathalyzer you automatically loose your license for 1 year.
February 15, 2009Drinking and driving dumb
You ever have to clean up after someone that only had a couple of beers.
February 16, 2009that sucks. the general rule is it take one hour for 12 oz of beer to clear the system. but it all depends on the person.
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