What is the name of your state? Ma
I live in MA now, but when this incident happened (2 years ago), I lived in NH. I hit black ice and slammed into a guard rail , spinning my car around. It was late at night in the middle of winter on a dimly lit and with few, if any other drivers. No one, including the police were nearby. I didn't have a cell phone .As I only hit a guard rail, and the police weren't there, it never dawned on me to stay with the vehicle. I was very shaken up having little control over the car during this accident, and I had never had an accident.
The police came to my home because my license plate had come off when it slammed the guard rail, and the police had been going up and down this road all night, and noticed the plate because it hadn't been there earlier. By the time they arrived, it had been hours, and in the interim a friend had come over immediately when I got home as I was still shaking, and very upset. We shared a bottle of wine, then she went home and I went to bed. I had been asleep only a short while when the police arrived.
The police were very aggressive, and I don't know if they smelled alcohol on my breath, or they felt I was sluggish (which I was), but they kept asking me questions, almost accusing me of drinking and driving prior to the accident. There was no tests or anything. I was told later that a lot of times that is why people leave the accident (drinking) and the police get frustrated. Anyway, none of that was mentioned in court, but I received a misdemenor (I think B). Was that a harsh penalty, perhaps brought on by the officers incorrect assumption? What shows up on my record, and who can access it? How can this hurt me? I am a teacher and I will be having a COREL done soon. Plus I need to get new insurance as I moved.