I am leaving a house party when a fight breaks out and a random 250lb guy hits me in the face. I did not hit back. About 6 cop cars responded to the scene of the fight which I was not involved in. The man that hit me ran away once the cops arrived. Keep in mind that I was just an innocent bystander watching the fight from about 10 feet away. The officer was hesitant to take a police report probably because he was too lazy to file all the paper work. I think he used the breathalyzer as a scare tactic to get me to not file a report. He threatens to cite me for public intoxication and then tells me that I blew double the legal limit on the breathalyzer then proceeds to put his breathalyzer away. I only had two beers at this point so I request that he shows me the reading on the breathalyzer. He is not able to pull up the reading so I call BS and tell him to redo the test. He claims double the legal limit on the second try and I read the screen to see a .016. I tell him that .08 is the legal limit and .16 would be double that not .016. Officer obviously does not know his basic arithmetic! He then continues with questions about the man that hit me during the fight. After all is said and done he gives me the option of letting me go if I decide not to file a police report. Seems to me like the lazy officer scared me into not filing a police report with threats of citing me for public intoxication when I was clearly below the limit. For the record this is a wonderful officer from the LAPD.
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