Report says "Driver's side headlight was not illuminating." Unlikely she forgot to turn on her driver's side headlight but remembered to turn on the passenger side one. Wyrick charged her for drinking when she had a 0.00; don't you think he would have charged her for the headlight if it had really been out? Or was he just being a nice guy?
Report says "sipped . . . wine . . . at 6:30." There is no way he smelled that sip 4 hours and 15 minutes later when he pulled her.
He did NOT have to arrest her. NC Gen Stat 20-16.2(i) gave the trooper a choice. He could have tested her before arresting or charging her and then released her when she blew 0.00. If she did not know that was her right, he certainly did, and he could have told her, but that was not what he wanted. He wanted to "HAVE" to take her to the Mag's office to be released.
Report says no prior contact with Smith en route to jail, but text records show contact before he ever left WBPD. Who's the liar there?
90-some per cent of you guys are professional, conscientious and courteous while doing a tough and thankless job. You hurt your reputation though when you jump to the defense of the bad apples in your midst.
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