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That was SO helpful. I don't know if I can ask a couple of follow-up questions, or not, but when the cashier took my keys from me, I was trying to crank my car, and apparently repeatedly told her I only lived a couple of doors down and tried to convince her I could drive, but thankfully, she and apparently a bystander took them from me, anyway, so I started walking home, and that is when the police/ambulance showed up. Also, I had an AL driver's license with a completely different number, state, and last name, and I vaguely remember the running my name with my driver's license info. Will either of these bits of information positively or negatively affect the scenario?
Okay, I promise...last question. I truly don't remember what they did to me at the scene, as far as a breathalyzer goes. It is possible that they could have done one, but I don't remember it. Apparently when they asked me if I had been drinking I told them that I had and that I was suicidal. I know that they did do a urine test on me at the hospital to make sure I was okay to be given my medicine, and that they had to wait for my alcohol level to drop to medicate me. Would the hospital test be used against me, or do you think it would have been just for medical purposes? If they were going to pursue DUI charges, would it have been done on the scene, or is it common for them to come back and file the charge after the fact?
I guess I lied when I said one more question. I know they drew blood in the hospital and did a urine test. The urine test might have been a drug screen, and the blood the alcohol. If so, do you think it is likely that the police will be provided with the test results, or was this just to medically stabilize me?, I was so out of it, but now that you mention it, the nurse did take blood from my IV to re-check my alcohol level. I guess what I'm asking, is it normal practice for the police to go back and get that info, if there wasn't a wreck or injury, and then charge me after the fact, or was it more likely that they had just passed me off to the medical facility, so that I could be stabilized mentally, and won't follow up on it?
Thank you so very much!