Standardized Field Sobriety Tests – Why you should never do them: If a law enforcement officer has reason to suspect that a person has been driving under the influence, the officer will likely ask the person to perform field sobriety tests. Field sobriety tests are voluntary and no person is required to perform them, however the officer will not tell you that the tests are voluntary. If a person agrees to perform the field sobriety tests, he or she will be evaluated by the officer on how he or she performs and reacts during the testing. Continue reading “Field Sobriety Tests are a Fraud on the Public”
The Initial Observation and Contact: An arrest for DUI usually begins when a law enforcement officer comes in contact with a driver while the car is moving. Law enforcement will watch for certain behaviors before they stop a driver under suspicion of DUI.
In my last article I discussed the dose-response relationship of alcohol. But before I move the discussion to the mechanics of an actual DUI arrest, I believe it is important to give readers an understanding of the effects of alcohol from a clinical perspective. As you’ll see, throughout the various stages of intoxication discussed below, overlap in the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels will occur because alcohol does not affect every person the same at any given point. The blood alcohol concentration (BAC) percentages shown below are based on grams of alcohol in every 100 milliliters of blood. Continue reading “The Anatomy of a DUI – Effects of Alcohol”
Tip #1. Don’t drink and drive! : If you have been drinking, call a taxi or have a friend drive you home.
Tip #2. If you do Drive, Don’t park near the bar!: Police officers or their agents routinely drive through popular bar parking lots and note descriptions of cars in the parking lot and wait for the car to leave, then invent some reason to stop the car. Never park near the bar!
Top Four Reasons to NEVER, EVER Blow into an Alcohol Breath Testing Machine – Instead, Always Request a Blood Test! : It has always been my opinion that you should NEVER, EVER blow into an alcohol breath testing machine if you are being investigated for DUI – Driving Under the Influence of alcohol by a police officer.