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Q: Can a police officer in another county legally take you to jail for a dui especially when no test for a dui were done

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Brandon Alexander Thomas
Brandon Alexander Thomas
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  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: An officer in another county can arrest you for DUI. The officer, based on his training and experience can determine that you were DUI based on: slurred speech, stumbling while walking, bloodshot eyes, or smelling like alcohol. If you refuse the breathalizer, the officer can still arrest you for DUI.

That being said, an attorney can work it out so you get probation instead of jail time.

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Michael D. Barber Jr.
Michael D. Barber Jr.
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  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Many factors go into answering your question. If the officer thinks that you are driving under the influence and you refuse the tests, then they will normally arrest you based on that suspicion and your refusal. It is unclear what the "another county" means in your post, however.

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