There's a lot of issues in your post so I'll try to address some of them inline. I hope my responses don't come across as abrasive or rude, I'm just trying to be blunt and keep my answers brief.
Last week, around 9:30 at the Britannia water purification plant (Ottawa), undercover cops put on their lights. I was outside of my mom's vehicle (van) about to go for a simple #1 in the bushes (even had a bunch of tissues in my hands) ***This is a ticketable offence as well, FYI*** when one officer asked me what I was doing (my bf was also in the passenger seat). I told him I was going in the bush and was waiting for friends. He then asked if I had any weed, I said yes ***you just gave the officer grounds to arrest you and search your person and vehicle***(had less than .5g and wasnt even planning on smoking)***irrelevant to the possession issue***, went to go get it for him in my huge backpack when a second cop(X) told me to put my hands behind my back.***Of course he did, from a safety standpoint he's not going to allow you access to a bag where you could have a weapon*** Shocked, I asked cop #1 why he even came up to us, to then be told that we were trespassing.***There may or may not have been signs, but it's irrelevant since it's a public works facility - under the Public Works Protection Act he could have searched you and your vehicle for NO reason at all. *** I argued (no attitude) saying I always come down there, never saw "no trespassing"/"private property" signs, ALWAYS see people walking (old/young/family/dogs) and that theres walking trails everywhere. He didnt really care. X then asked me if I had anything to drink, I honestly said yes to 1 1/2 beers (glass), 1 hour ago and agreed to to a breathalyzer test. ***Just to clarify, you didn't really have a choice. If you had refused you would have been charged criminally*** At first he accused me of being full on drunk because I "reeked" of beer (beer + (no food, being a girl, nothing else to drink for almost the whole day) = only thing you can smell) and said that my speech was slurred after I forgot the word "glass". I explained nicely that french is my first language, to check my drivers license for my name and he still didnt believe me and kept saying that I loved to make up excuses. ***I understand that French is your first language but the symptoms you described mimic the those an intoxicated person would display so it's not surprising that he might think that*** He felt like an idiot when I blew 0.34% (tried to convince me that it was .34 at first). ***It is .34, that's the output format of the roadside device***His partner said that even for a G2 driver I couldnt have above zero but that he wouldnt charge me for much.
Then, after getting my bag and myself checked, without asking, X opened the trunk and searched. ***They have the authority to do both since you were under arrest***Since the trunk was full of golf stuff, my mom put a few boxes of empties including 2 unfinished and open liquor bottles in a metal container (open), on the floor, between the last (3rd row) of seats and the 2nd row. The tequila was in a tied shut plastic bag (X ripped open to get bottle) and I had not even a cm of blue curacao left. Cop #1 told us that since the bottles were out of reach, we wouldnt get anything. ***I'm having a hard time picturing the scenario you're describing but it sounds like it might not meet the criteria of the Liquor Licence Act for Open Alcohol***Also, it was impossible to believe that I had drank any of those bottles since tequila smells wayyy different than beer and blue curacao is, as it says, blue, therefore, very noticeable on one's tongue. ***It doesn't really matter whether that was the liquor your consumed***
Thinking that I was going to get my license suspended or something only, X comes back with 2 tickets.
1- G2 license holder with a BAC above zero, $110
2- Open bottles of liquor in a motor vehicle, $210
Do these ^ affect my insurance? Everything I'm reading implies the word "DUI" so I don't know if I'm considered in there? ***G2 ticket is a Highway Traffic Act offence so it does go on your driving conviction record and is considered by your insurance company. Depending on your policy it will most likely affect your rates by no small amount, but I can't speak to your policy specifically. The open liquor ticket is a Liquor Licence Act offence and thus not go on your driving record and so is not generally considered by insurance companies***
I was thinking of fighting the open bottle ticket but a few people convinced me otherwise, saying the cop will bring up everything that happened that night to let the judge know that he was "nice"(only one was, X was not). I was very honest and upfront to both officers, cooperated as much as I could but I find this ticket unfair.
Your thoughts about it??
***It definitely could have been worse. You could have been charged criminally with Posession of a Controlled Substance. If you had been, the tickets would be the least of your worries. The open liquor ticket might be a little bit of a stretch, but it's not inconceivable that you got it as a "break" because you didn't get charged criminally. If you fight it they will bring up the circumstances and you have to consider how a Justice of the Peace would view that.***
Thank you so much for all of you who reply!