Chester County DUI Sobriety Test
When you are suspected of driving after imbibing or drunk driving, the police will commonly perform a series of Field sobriety tests so that the police can use their subjective opinion as evidence in support of your arrest (establishing reasonable grounds for a dui) and the obtaining of blood alcohol testing.There are three field sobriety tests that are recognized by NHTSA as possibly showing that a motorist is impaired:
- The One Leg Stand: A test that requires you to stand on one leg about six inches off the ground for 30 seconds.
- The Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN): A test that involves the officer’s opinion of whether your eyes ably follow his finger or other object as it moves.
- Walk and Turn: A test that gauges your steadiness and mobility by requiring your ability to take nine steps placing the heel of one foot at the top of the toe of the other foot, take nine steps, then pivot on your foot and return to where you started.
Other tests are often administered in Pennsylvania including the finger-to-nose test, reciting the alphabet, and a balancing test, but tests are not recognized by NHTSA as indicators of impaired and can be challenged by our dui defense team.
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