The standardized field sobriety tests established by The National Highway Safety and Traffic Administration contains three tests. On this video , I am discussing the walk and turn test. Almost all police officers in Nashville,Tn. , Franklin , Tn. and all Tennessee Counties utilize this test in DUI investigations.
The police are looking for the following clues or indicators :
- Cannot keep balance while listening to the 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 exhibit two are more clues , the original research provides there is a 685 chance you are over the legal limit of alcohol in your system.
Remember field sobriety tests are optional in Tennessee and you do not have to submit to them.