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DUI suspects aren't always intoxicated

If you are out driving at night and encounter the police, especially if you've been in an accident, you can be sure the police will suspect that you are driving under the influence.  If there is anything that smells remotely of alcohol, their suspicion will be MUCH stronger.  If your speech is unusual, you can be sure that you will be arrested for suspicion of drunk driving.  Such was likely the case for this Texas woman.

However, once she got to the police station and forced to blow into a breathalyzer, ZERO alcohol was detected.  I would wager a great deal that the arrest report and DUI field investigation notes were written to support the officer's  erroneous conclusion.  I hope his superiors scrutinize this DUI arrest very closely.