Stop was justified by an "abrupt stop" as I was leaving a pvt. parking lot. Officer justified FST based on alcohol smell and a wrist band from the restaurant I was in that indicated I was 21+. He did not observe slurring or stumbling on my part. Failed FST due to not following instructions. I forgot to mention this to the officer (I did mention at jail), but I have documented ADHD. I refused a breath test on the field, and at the police station I was told that I would only have a suspended license for 7 days for refusing (not one year as I now know). Officer did thank me for being completely cooperative through the process. Another officer even commented to him "are you sure this guy is drunk? He seems fine to me."
Every case is different, but any chance to reduce to "reckless"?-Kept at jail for 7 hours without a phone call. It took 6 hours just to start the booking process. The officer from the police station said I could be released as soon as I blow a .000 and got bonded. This extended containment reduced my evidence gathering time. -Only administered 1 NHTSA test. Other tests were non-standard (counting backwards and finger count) -Did not read Miranda rights upon arrest, but did ask questions at station. -I was on the restaurants private property when the suspicion occurred. As I approached the sidewalk that border the street and lot, the cop then stopped, didn't turn on their lights, and waited for me to turn onto the street before immediately turning on their lights. I then immediately pulled over. -Pulled over b/c wheels were turned slightly as if I was going to turn left, but I was intending on turning right since it was a one way street (that is what I ended up doing prior to being pulled
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