DUI from a Field Sobriety Test in Miami
Police Misconduct in DUI Arrests
Before a law enforcement officer can arrest someone for driving under the influence (DUI), they must have solid evidence to prove that the driver was intoxicated. This is often accomplished by asking the driver to submit to a breath or blood test, but police officers also use field sobriety tests to gauge a driver's level of intoxication.
Field sobriety tests include:
- The finger-to-nose test
- The walk-the-line test/walk-and-turn test
- The one-leg stand test
- The horizontal gaze nystagmus test
Failure of any such test could result in a DUI arrest.
Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST)
Many states have begun sticking to three field sobriety tests that have been standardized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). These standardized tests include the walk-and-turn, the one-leg stand, and the horizontal gaze nystagmus. Each of these tests is designed to monitor a driver's motor functions and divided attention capabilities.
By walking the line, standing on one leg, and following a moving object with their eyes, certain signs of intoxication can manifest. Police officers can only make a DUI arrest if adequate evidence is gathered, so speak with a Miami DUI lawyer if you've been arrested based on field sobriety tests. You may have grounds for a solid defense.
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