Interviewer: What mistakes do you see people make that can harm their case? What unintentional errors do people commit after they’ve been arrested?
Gary: The foremost is talking too much. In an effort to clear themselves, many people begin carrying on conversations with the officers, saying they haven’t had anything to drink and the next thing you know the officer starts questioning them and then they admit they have had three or four drinks, as well as where they’ve been.
The officer may ask, “Do you have anything in the car I need to know about?” Because they are nervous, people talk too much. Once an officer pulls you over for suspicion of DWI, if he smells alcohol on you or on your breath, you’re going to jail regardless what you do, what you say or how you handle the testing.