I was arrested and charged for DWI in Ulster County, New York, having failed all the tests. The alcohol test indicated that I had .09 alcohol. I had had three glasses of wine prior to driving back to the motel, which I told the officer.
I was not driving recklessly, but did swerve when I saw three deer alongside the road. The officer noted that, but did not mention it in his report. My car was searched, my two friends were searched, and the officer gave my purse to one of my friends, without even getting his name, which I though bizarre.
I have never been charged for a crime, never arrested. I must appear in court
next week. The officer said that because I had no criminal
history and because my alcohol level was quite low, I would not get too severe a punishment.
Should I plead guilty? Please let me know. I am a teacher and any sort of publicity would result in my losing my job. thank you