So, apparently I rocked backwards on my second step and I wobbled when I said eight one-thousand, so he gets out the breathalizer. He stares at the screen for what seemed liked 20 seconds before turning to me and showing me that I blew a 0.070. Apparently Missouri's legal limit is a 0.080. He then asks when my last beer was, which I tell him I just finished it (ignoring the fact that I nursed it for the last hour). He points out to me that with the way peoples' metabolism tends to work, my blood alcohol level is rising so since I still had 10 miles to go to get home, he reccomended I crash at a friends. He also asks if my friend is any better to drive and if I should have him take the breathalizer - now answer me this, why would I, after just having passed a breathalizer, have my friend take a breathalizer which may incriminate him for something?
So I drop my frend off, and stop up in his apartment, all paranoid, and chug some water before heading home 30 mintues after I get there. (I was mainly paranoid that they might have announced to look out for a black Civic with Ohio plates - stupid plates make my card stick out rather noticeably here.)
Blah - so I'm upset that they pulled me over for a failure to signal, when I'm almost positive I did signal. During the whole process I was freaking out, but looking back on it, I've definitely had my stomach get tighter before. I think I was afraid of a DUI/DWI but I also knew that I wasn't intoxicated. Anyway, quite the experience and it made me drive home under the speed limit.