Hi all. I’m trying to work out a situation from last night. I was driving home using “autopilot” with my car. For those that don’t know, the “self driving” feature can act like a drunk 15 yr old with a learners permit. Here, it was the classic lane sway to stay in the center of the lane markings. Long story short, got pulled over and started the DUI questions and answers. Even though I was emphatic that I hadn’t had anything to drink, the officer did the whole why are you nervous if you didn’t do anything wrong, why can’t you get me your registration, count backwards from 100 and say the alphabet at the same time while dancing an Irish jig at the same time. So, time for the field sobriety nonsense. Knowing the problem with field sobriety tests and taking the advice of every lawyer I know (defense, prosecutors and even an AUSA) I told the officer that I wouldn’t take the field tests and wanted to go straight to the certified machine at the station. That resulted in an arrest to start the process. I blew a 0 and was let go (unarrested?) after a long conversation about the car’s feature. I asked and am 110% confident that charges will not be referred. Here’s the question. Seeing as I was let go does this need to get reported to the FAA as an arrest even if temporary? I fly Basic Med and need to allow the DMV search. Any chance of them finding something on the search creating issues if I don’t report. Yes, I’ll get the police report and possibly contact a lawyer - joy of consulting fee. For airmen at large, what is the implication of not completing the impossible to pass field sobriety and moving to a chemical test? Is this an arrest across the board or a detainment depending on the state? While I’m Basic, how does an airman answer 18V (or whatever) asking if you have ever been arrested for an alcohol related offense? The joy of protecting one’s freedom, do what’s right and deal with the FAA’s administrative nightmare.