Our expert says:
I believe that in cases like this, the police themselves should be prosecuted for megligence if they fail to take a valid blood alcohol sample. Shame, your situation is indeed reminiscent of mine, as I too, had the proud duty of looking after a dying and disabled mother while seriously injured and handicapped myself. Beware of an error I made --- I became so involved in the essential caring for her ( which I dont regret in the least ) that I overlook the fact that they seem to have a 3-year deadline for applying to the RAF< and I may have missed the deadline, as I was just far too busy to apply earlier. Sounds like you'd benefit from legal advice, and your lawyer could get copies of the relevant statements, etc., and advise on whether you'd have much chance of a private prosecution.
As why says, if it can be proved that she lied about the accident, she can be charged with Perjury, which is a serious criminal offense, in addition to drunk driving, etc.
As I wasn't helped at the time, I'm afraid there's nobody I can recommend to help you --- but I wish you the best of luck. And its not only about fair compensation for your pain, suffering, medical expenses, and extra costs of geting around and maybe hiring a caregiver for your mom to help you, but to take a drunk off the streets where she will he a danger to others, too
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