Well, This certainly does suck. I was arrested for a DUI and there is nothing I can do. I am belatedly reading about all the things I SHOULD have done, but since I have never been arrested for anything, none of this occurred to me.

So, the short story is, I went out with my friend. I was actually not planning on going out with her, as I do not find her to be very reliable. But she texted me and just HAPPENED to be going to the same club event I was going to. I was originally going to take a cab or metro. She offered to drive me.

I was thinking about declining this offer, but having been sexually assaulted on the metro station, and propositioned by fake "cabbies" in the last 3 months, (including one who dropped me off about 15 miles away from home on the side of a major highway after I told him I wouldn't do sexual services for a free ride...but moving on....) I went against my better judgement, and accepted the ride.

We have a really fun night at the event...3/4 of the way through the night she says "I took molly ("e" or mdma for those not in the know). I am thinking, "Just great, who offers to drive someone to an event then gets freaking high?" On top of that, she wants to leave early (because she is high...ugh) I hadn't been moderating my alcohol intake because I wasn't planning on driving.

So we get outside. I want to take a cab, but she asks me to drive her car. I (think) I am fairly sober, and my house is whole 10 min away, so I say yes, against my better judgement. Honestly, I might have been more pushy about the cab if I hadn't had such terrible experiences with them lately...but moving on.....

I get am about 2 blocks from my house when I get pulled over. The police officer asks me if I had any drinks...in my head i think to myself "just say none! say you don't drink and drive!" but lately, I had begun to trust the police more (HA!) since they helped me with my sexual assault.

They ask me to step out of the car, then they ask me to do the field sobriety test. I (think) I do pretty well on them, but I later find out the police can basically say you failed it, no matter how well you do. I tried doing one of the tests they asked me do when they stopped me , later when I got home the next day. I couldn't do it sober.

Anyway, the cops try to get you by saying stuff like "I just want to make sure you're okay to get home safely." After the field sobriety test he administers a breathalyzer. I blow a .15.

The arresting officer says to me, when i bring up my sexually assault/attempted rape "oh yeah do you remember me, I walked you back to the scene of the crime!" IRONY. Honestly, he was very nice...but I think it was a "charming sociopath" facade. Later I hear him bragging about how he caught me only 2 blocks away from my house.

I also make reference to my unemployment (I am at the limit of my debt now...I have been trying to keep roof over my head for 3 months while I look for a job..which has already put me an additional 6k in debt...its awesome) In an effort to garner sympathy with the officer who helped with my sexual assault 3 months ago....Nothing.

This officer then arrested me...i start to cry...I have never been arrested before.

Anyway, to make an already long story slightly shorter, I end up spending the night in jail, where I learned why they call police officers pigs (I watch them harass a japanese guys in a similar situation because his english was just okay...I mean, they wouldn't help him use the phone...they spoke Spanish to him, thinking it was funny. UGH.)

I finally got out and I have my arraignment hearing today. This is without a doubt the shittiest thing that has happened to me so far. I live in DC so trying to find a job where I might need a security clearance while dealing with a DUI is going to be a nightmare. I think I am going to have to sell all of my stuff and move to NC, with my parents...after years of working so hard to build a life here. I am starting over again at 31.
manthissucksalot manthissucksalot
31-35, F
Aug 25, 2014