One of the critical elements of any drunk driving (DUI) investigation is the field sobriety tests. In this post , I hope to explain what the police officers are looking for in the walk-and-turn test. The walk-and-turn test is just one of the three standardized field sobriety tests. Often , I have clients that tell me they passed only to discover the police officer failed them on the DUI tests.
List of Clues on the Walk-and-Turn Tests
- You Cannot Keep Balance While Listening To Instructions
- Starts Before The Instructions Are Finished
- Stops While Walking
- Does Not Touch Heel To toe
- Steps Off Line
- Uses arms To Balance
- Improper Turn
- Incorrect Number Of Steps
If you fail two or more of these eight clues , you fail this test.The tests are designed for failure. I created a video on the walk-and-turn test. Hit the link for more information on the walk-and-turn test.
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