High alcohol level, chemical test several hour after arrest. No recollection of hit and run. No cars/people were hit. Definitely over .08, what happens if BAC is much higher?
Damage includes a broken mail box and about a 3 inch skid mark on the corner on the driveway. We cleaned up what we could as far as disturbed gravel etc., owners are not at house, clearly an expensive vacation home. We have tried to contact, no response, their gardeners have done regular maintenance since incident as well.
Probable continued drinking in period between hit and run and arrest later that evening.
First lawyer was highly recommenced specializing in DUIs sounds very optimistic.
First hearing in 2 month, plan on attending AA meetings regularly before.
Advise? Realistically, will there be jail time?** After contacting the property owner and apologizing, we have agreed to compensate them for damages and offered our help. The owner was happy to talk to us and even offered to write a letter of retribution on my behalf saying that we contacted him immediately and covered the damages (est. at about $300) ** Arresting time was around 10.30pm and booking did not occur until around 12.30 am
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