Question about tense.

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Jul 18, 2009 10:16
In the former journal entry, I wrote the following sentence; They (The police) checked if the driver was drunk or not, I was not drinking , of course, but I didn't feel good.
My question is that if I should write"I had not drunk" instead of " I was not drinking". In Japanese, we say" ~していませんでした”, but it doesn't mean my continuous behaviour. It is sometimes tricky when we translate Japanese into English and vice versa.
Would you tell me the difference between the two, and which sentence I should use? I'm confused a bit now.

Thanks in advance for your corrections and advice!