I recently got arrested for DWI in richardson, TX. The conditions in which they found me is what bothers and worries me.
-I was parked in a parking lot outside of a night club.
-My vehicle was on but i was sitting in the back seat on the right side, asleep.
-The outside temperature that night was 32 degrees which is why my car was on
-I had no drinks in my vehicle
-I passed the field sobriety test but i did fail the breath test once i arrived at the jail
-I cooperated with the officer the whole time and was polite during the whole process..
-i did not stumble, fall or have slurred speech while i was being investigated for why i was where i was.
My career is my license...am i wrong for trying to sleep it off in my car before driving home, is this a typical case that is usually dismissed. i wonder now why the officer didnt just let me call someone to come pick me up instead of taking me to jail.
note: when i was taken to jail the officer told me she was not going to tow my car so im guessing i was legally parked in an area where i could park. and when i was bailed the next morning my car was still there.
did the officer also have the right to pull me out of my car for doing anything wrong at all?
-this is my first and hopefully last dwi i will ever see. my driving record is clean and i have no criminal
background. i have a career and reputation to hold up to so i avoid situations like these but that night was just not my night...thanks for any help.