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Hello and thank you for your question. I understand your concern and no one can predict what will happen. However, from what you describe it is unlikely that anything further would happen.If she was taken to the hospital it is likely they took a blood test as part of her assessment there, including testing for her blood alcohol level and any drugs. The doctors would need to know what caused her condition so they could treat her properly. So, there would be that evidence available to you at some later date should you need it. That the bartender accused you in the circumstances could be nothing more than shifting blame for her extreme condition from him onto someone else. He may have served her when he should not have and you were convenient to accuse. The police do not have probable cause to arrest you with only the bartender's suspicions. Even though you were with her, there were other persons in the bar who could have given her something or, as you said, she could have taken something herself. Where no one saw you give her anything, there is no evidence to charge you with a crime. Nevertheless, you may want to contact an attorney in case the police seek to question you about that night. You may want to decline to speak with them altogether and it is never a good idea to talk to the police without an attorney even if you did nothing wrong. Any statements you make could be used against you.Please feel free to ask any follow-up questions.
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