Sending someone that message, out of the blue, does sound suicidal. What was your BAC? What is the exact charges you are facing? Do you have an attorney?I was out with friends two blocks from my house. I sent a text to an old friend in Another state 2000 miles away, who I haven't seen in a very long time since moving to Florida. Quote " Hey man, if I don't see you again, you were my best friend". He knows me well, but took this as some kind of suicidal message and called police in my area to do a welfare check in me. I came home to the gated community I live in , where 2 police cars were waiting for me. I got out of my vehicle, they asked my name, they got passed the welfare check and it turned into a DUI arrest, spent night in jail, now facing serious charges.
If I got that message from a friend I would be VERY concerned. You're friend did the right thing...you, on the other hand, were driving while falling down drunk. You need to get help for your long term alcohol addiction.I have texted with him recently, even 2 days ago before this happened. Just not seen him in along time. He had no reason to think that. I blew .16 This is my third DUI offense. Last time was 15 years ago, first time was 24 years ago. Currently talking with potential attorneys.
I believe Chip believes that police sent out on a welfare check should limit the scope of their activity to be exclusively a welfare check.Honestly, I don't even see any question posed by the OP. The OP staggered out of his car in front of (at least) two police officers. They could have been there for any reason and the result would have been the same.