Last edited by liblady; 07-14-10 at 09:29 AM.
Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:
These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.
Matthew 10:34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
I don't know why there has to be more to the story. He was charged on both counts. Found guilty of both; the higher court upheld the DUI (he admitted to taking Percosets for pain) and threw out the conviction on refusing to take a breathalizer. That makes perfect sense to me if the guy couldn't understand English. He didn't refuse. He just didn't understand.
In Illinois, I think one would often be charged with both. The conviction/penalty for not taking a breathalizer is completely independent as to whether a person is drunk or not. Automatic six-month suspension for the refusal. Also in Illinois, one certainly does not have to take a breathalizer to be convicted of DUI. The officer's field sobriety tests are enough. No witnesses needed.
Thank you, Quazi!