I was arrested in the city of duluth for DUI at a roadblock. I told him I had a margarita at a restaurant with dinner. He asked me to take field test and gave me the HGN (eye test). He said I didnt blow hard enought for the handheld breathe test and told me I was going to jail tonight...then he asked me to take the breathe test on the machine and I told him what's the point because you already told me I am going to jail tonight regardless. He told me I did not have to take it. I said fine. At this time I did not know that my license would be suspended because I didnt take the test but he told me I did not have to take it so I didnt since I was going to jail anyway, in my mind, I was thinking whats the point. He then released my vehicle to my passenger who had the same thing I had to drink which was a margarita. I asked him how can you release my vehicle to my passenger and we both had the same thing to drink. He then said well I can have your vehicle towed so I agreed to him releasing my vehicle, but still totally confused because I was going to jail. I am an upstanding citizen and I followed the rules by having one drink and still ended up in jail. Where is the justice? Now my life is in disarray and I am having to spend the money that I had saved to refinance my home to fight DUI charges and losing my license for an entire year. I have no intensions on pleading guilty because I am truely innocent and was not drunk driving. One drink...dinner and home and now I am part of the system and fighting for my life all because of a prick officer who had the nastiest attitude. He never told me I could lose my license for a year when i told him I wasnt going to continue cooperating with him since he had already told me I was going to jail. My court date is Feb 12th...is there anyway I can possibly get to keep my license? How can I keep the insurance on my car it renews in Feb? How can I not loose my license? If I cant drive I cant get to work and I am not going to take a plea and have employers thinking that I am an irresponsible drunk all because of a jackazz officer. This is a prime example of why the public hates the police...because they are corrupt and not always out to protect and serve.
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