Just wanted to point out two things...
That's a pretty clueless statement.
That's even more clueless. It's a misdemeanor charge and a "must appear" - on the date filled in on the ticket.
You certainly don't think like someone who claims to be a cop for "24 years".
I'd say that considering the charges they booked him on, any intoxication charge would be easily ignored.
My experience has been that when someone admits to drinking and says it wasn't much it was a lot more than they admit to or remember.
Exactly. The son should be asking his own questions if he cares about the situation. Or better yet, the son needs to get himself a divorce attorney who will handle the case in a professional and competent manner. He can then ask his attorney these questions.
You admit your contract specifies this the deal was "as is". You bought a 9 year old, high mileage vehicle - mechanical issues are to be expected. As quincy said, an inspection prior to purchase may have found some problems, although there is no guarantee.
If you were looking to buy a higher...
I had a big problem editing a post yesterday after a typo. No matter how many times I went in and edited it, then resubmitted it, the changes did not show. I finally had to delete the post altogether and submit it from scratch. I've never had that issue before.
Is it a full moon?
Well, since you said that you "believe" you were only "16 or 17 years old" it calls into question your recollection of the rest of the story since you don't seem to know how old you were at the time or when this happened exactly.
You will probably have to fill out some type of...
Honestly, some of the OP's story sounds a bit, well, unusual.
Certainly if he was under arrest, the grabbing he described can legitimately be part of a good search. If not under arrest then it's obviously a different story.