I was involved in a minor car accident near home. City police were called & arrived almost immediately. There were no passengers in my car & no injuries.
I recognized the officer-on-scene as being the same officer who'd harassed Me multiple times in the past. He has a history of harassing young women during c. 06-07 and was formally disciplined by the dept. for the misconducts.
The accident had already shaken Me and dazed Me.
Then, I'm approached by the officer who had a history of harassing Me & the other women. I was rendered very apprehensive, confused & intimidated by all this.
The officer says "I smell alcohol coming off you" & asks me to do a breathalyzer then a field sobriety test, I refuse both & was arrested right away. I've no priors & license was valid @ the time.Roadway conditions were described as "wet", traffic was "heavy", it was dusk and "cloudy". I was charged with D.U.I and "Following Too Closely". The officer listed on the tickets was the "other officer" who arrived at the scene, not the one who has been disciplined for harassment. My license has never been suspended or revoked. I have no prior DUI, drug or Reckless Driving convictions. No "implied consent" was quoted to Me upon or before My refusals. I was not even asked why I refused either test. I was apprehensive and intimidated given the circumstances. I was very shaken and confused (before the officer with a "history" even approached me, and then shortly asked to submit to testing). I was arrested right away & watched my car towed. My license was taken from Me and I was given a paper stating that I could request an ALS hearing.
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