Drink and drive
Last week I began with the theme: Do you test well or How well do you test? The point is that police officers release 25-30% of those suspected of DUI yet lawyers advise not to cooperate with any police requests for information, dexterity exams or alco-sensor requests. The problem is compounded by the legal fact that it’s not illegal to drink and drive, only to do so as set out in my last essay. Thus anyone stopped who has been drinking needs to determine whether or not they would be able to successfully complete the evaluation which the police are going to put them through. The difficulty with that is that even a small amount of alcohol can begin to impair your thinking and your ability to evaluate yourself. The refusal to cooperate will almost surely result in your arrest. The police attitude is that it’s their job to take someone off the streets who they believe to be impaired. If you are impaired then usually the best thing to do is not to cooperate; fully understanding that you will most likely be arrested. But, what if you are not sure?