A false arrest is a violation of your civil rights. Contact an attorney ASAP to make sure your rights to sue do not lapse because of the notice of claims filing statute.
It will be hard to sue and win, but there is theoretically a suite there contact a lawyer if you want to try, David who answered before is a good one.
The officer will argue that his (very poorly done) field sobriety test gave him probable cause. I think his basis was junk science, but hard to tell if it will stand up. There are time limits on filing actions, as you were advised by my colleagues, so you can see an attorney.
We do not have a client/attorney relationship until you make an appointment, we discuss your case face to face, I accept a retainer, and we explictly agree to enter into representation.
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