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i was pulled over while riding a dirt bike on the street, i

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i was pulled over while riding a dirt bike on the street, i had been at a halloween party the night before, the officer gave me a breathalizer which measured .084, i was arrested and taken to the station where another breathalizer was given which read .054, should i have been released ??
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Ellen replied 8 years ago.

Expert:  Ellen replied 8 years ago.

Thank you for your question. I am happy to assist you.

The breathalyzer shows the metabolism of the alcohol in a person's system. The breathalyzer given at the scene showed the metabolism at that time; the breathalyzer at the station showed the metabolism at another time. You should not have been released as you blew a .084 at the scene.

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