"The trooper was wrong as soon as he refused to let her go after the breathalyzer showed she had no alcohol in her system and her car lights were functional. Had he just let her go and admitted he was wrong for pulling her, nothing else would have happened. This couple would not have media attention and both troopers would still be patrolling the streets and everybody would be happy!"
Your statement is incorrect. In the state of NC, after an arrest has been made, you have to be taken before a magistrate. You cannot just "unarrest" someone. So he transported her from the police department, to the jail, where she could be taken before the magistrate.
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