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Do sober individuals fail field sobriety tests? Simply put, yes. In fact, field sobriety tests, or “FSTs,” are notoriously known to be untrustworthy. Yet, law enforcement agencies continue to use field sobriety tests to gauge a person’s coordination, balance, and simple motor skills when they are suspected of driving under the influence. Continue reading
It seems nowadays we use our phones for everything; calendaring, reading, playing music, checking email, taking photos, and even charging credit cards. Why not have an app that tells us when we’re too drunk to drive. Guess what, there is. Continue reading
Building on our last discussion pertaining to Field Sobriety Tests, and their potentially fatal inherent flaws, let us focus our gaze more specifically on what types of tests are actually performed.
Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) is one of 3 or 4 tests used by police officer to determine whether the person being investigated is DUI. Nystagmus the involuntary jerking or bouncing of the eyeball. The cause of this is when a … Continue reading