I believe I answered the question a lot more accurately then you did. The link you posted was a joke. How was that “research”?
Yes, it is a startup issue in the sense that he failed the startup test. It will likely count as a violation, but also they can judge it more harshly because he did not learn his lesson and would have driven while impaired.
“It sounds like the guy from Tennessee isn’t talking about a rolling re-test violation. “
Where anywhere in my response did I mention it was a rolling re-test?