If a Police Officer Asks You to Take a Field Sobriety Test What Should You Do?

SONY DSC For a motorist, the appearance of flashing lights in the rearview mirror is rarely a welcome sign. If you drank a beer, a glass of wine, or consumed any other type of alcoholic beverage prior to getting behind the wheel, the appearance of the flashing lights can be downright frightening. In a typical DUI investigation, you will eventually be asked to exit your vehicle and perform a series of “field sobriety tests.” If you have never been through a DUI investigation, and a police officer asks you to take a field sobriety test what should you do? Ultimately, only you can decide how to respond if asked to perform field sobriety tests; however, it helps to know what they entail and how they are used in a DUI investigation when making your decision. A police officer can use almost any field sobriety test he/she wishes, though most use the three tests approved by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and known as the “standardized” tests. The standardiz


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