Culver City, CA
After dropping someone off from Santa Monica, I decided to rest at the side of the road for a few minutes.
I get summoned to the other side of the 405 fwy to Duquesne Ave. This guy gets in laughing. I ask what’s so funny.
He said, I totally just got away with a DUI for the 3rd time.
I was thinking to myself, “That’s nothing to be proud of.”
Curious as to how he managed this feat, I asked him.
He said the first time, they put him in the back of their vehicle and failed to read him his Miranda rights, since he had refused to blow. He called 1800NoCuffs and let them know at the precinct he was taken to, and they immediately requested his release.
The second time, I was caught, I purposefully hit my head on the car getting out of the vehicle and dropped to the ground in pain. Then pretended to be very dizzy, so they couldn’t sobriety check me. They wanted me to blow but I told them I had nausea from hitting my head. Then I had my friend who was sober with me offer to take me to urgent care. They released me since they couldn’t do anything to prove I wasn’t just hit in the head.
This time, I refused to blow, I said I am a germaphobe and I can’t see putting something in my mouth that I don’t know where its been. I said yes to the blood test. So they took me back here, I waited almost 2 hours for a phlebotomist to arrive. Then I asked to speak to my lawyer, because I wasn’t sure this was the right thing to do, and I needed legal council. Then after calling the lawyer he agreed he’d be down in another 2 hours to speak with me to help me decide the best course of action. He arrived 10 minutes later than he said, then stated to me that its not necessary to do a blood test, that I should just blow into a clean new tester. So I blew, and by now I was so low that it didn’t register. So, we are going to go pick up my car.
I hope this guy doesn’t get anyone killed.