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arrested for dui in morning did not drink

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  • Posted By: bridge66
  • August 13, 2008
  • 00:49 PM

I was pulled over for speeding down a very steep hill,and was given a speeding ticket i was about to leave when the officer said he thought he had smelled alcohol he asked me would i do a breath teat for him since i knew i did not drink i said ok it came out to be 0.87 the state law says 0.80 is the limit he gave me a ticket and let me drive to work i am a type 2 diabetic and the research i have done is that if you have high blood sugars your body can give off ketones which smell like alcohol and give false readings the medical term is ketoacidosis im trying to get this thru to
my lawyer but i dont think he is going for it my doctor wrote him a letter about my diabetes im going to call the lawyer today and see what he thinks i have even sent the lawyer and article by another doctor explaining
the findings.

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  • You should have gotten a blood test immediately to prove your innocence. You might be able to get a breath test independently with a time stamp and then a blood test to show that one test is positive due to your diabetes and then the blood test is the true test. You need a lawyer. Why did he let you drive if you were impaired; he must have believed you. I would go in at that angle if I were a lawyer. If it happens again, refuse the breath test and go with the blood test.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • August 13, 2008
    • 07:34 PM
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