Police officers are encouraged to procure a spectrum of evidence when evaluating potential driving under the influence (DUI) cases. As such, they may request that the driver exits the vehicle to perform field sobriety tests. These field sobriety tests may be administered in addition to or in lieu of a field breathalyzer sample.
Since field sobriety tests can be nerve wracking even to some perfectly sober drivers, many people want to know the validity of the tests. After all, if the tests are not really that accurate, how can the officer convincingly argue that the driver was DUI? Those wanting to learn more about field sobriety tests and their corresponding accuracy should read on.
Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test (HGN)
Nystagmus is a natural shaking or jerking reaction of our eyes when looking too far into our periphery. Some individuals are diagnosed with higher levels of nystagmus that affects their vision permanently.… Read More