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Have you notified the rental car agency yet?
That would be the first thing to do. The next thing to do is go and hire a lawyer tomorrow morning.
Do you remember what the BAC level was on the test they showed you?
Also, you will want to call the impound yard first and see if they will allow you to pick up the vehicle.
My guess is they will tell you no, but you still want to call first.
You didn;t mention they'd set a hearing on it.
You can definitely go to that and see what happens but don't testify as to how much you had to drink or if yo had been drinking.
Most rental car agency's have a provision in their contracts that require you to promptly notify them if the car is impounded.
WHat does the information on the report say?
Do you remember what the reading was?
That's definitely too high for one drink over four hours.
Are you diabetic?
Anti-depressants don't raise your BAC but something is wrong. A .15 is almost double the legal limit and way over what you could get with that amount of alcohol so something must be wrong.
Contact the impound and ask if they will release the car to you. If they won't then call a lawyer and the rental agency tomorrow (let the lawyer know you are calling them).
They will probably wait for the blood test to come back before bringing actual charges but something is weird if they ran two tests, you tested that high, and they still asked you to take a blood test and released you without bond.
You want to make arrangements before you leave so call the lawyer ASAP. Things aren't matching up so if you get the lawyer involved early he may be able to head some stuff off.
It's very weird they didn't make you pay a bond to be released if you tested that high.
No, I don't We can't give referrals anyway but I don't know any in Scottsdale anymore. The one guy I new there moved to LA. You can find one at www.lawyers.com and look for ones who practice criminal law.
Your situation is EXTREMELY unusual.
I have never seen them just release someone with a .15 and not require a bond, etc.
It sounds like the machine may have been having problems and they knew it.
Did you have additional questions?
No, they can't.
It isn't unusual for that to happen which is one of the reasons you have to call them.
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