1. You will be arrested for being over the limit
Arrive Alive states that the legal alcohol limit of 0,05g/100ml is exceeded after just two standard beers.
If you are suspected of driving over the limit, you will be Breathalysed.
2. Your blood will be taken
If the Breathalyser tests positive, you will be taken into custody and sent for further testing at an alcohol testing centre.
A registered nurse will take a blood sample from you. The sample will be securely stored and transported by the police to a laboratory.
3. You will be detained
Once you have been arrested you will be taken to a police station, where you will be detained in the holding cells for at least four hours to sober up.
A docket will be opened and you will be allocated an investigating officer who will follow up your blood test results.
Now would be a good time to alert family or friends to your arrest, if you haven't done so already. If you do not have a phone, you will be permitted to use one at the station. This will also be the best time to have my number on your phone or to call me for assistance.
The bail amount for driving under the influence varies depending on the jurisdiction of the police station.
5. You car will not be impounded
If you have been arrested for drunk driving, you car will be taken to the police station. Your keys will be held and returned to you once you have been processed and paid bail.
If you ever find yourself or a loved one in this situation you can call me on 0817874044 to assist you through this process.
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