January 7, 2015

The Walk and Turn Field Sobriety Test

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Every day, law enforcement officers must decide whether to arrest a suspect for DUI.  They have to determine whether the person’s ability to drive is impaired below normal or whether their blood alcohol content exceeds the legal limit of .08%.  One of the tools they use is the Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) battery recognized by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This battery consists of 3 tests: the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus, the Walk and Turn and the One Leg Stand tests.

In this week’s podcast  Steve Oberman provides a summary of the standardized Walk and Turn test. If you have not done so already, you should first listen to the previous podcast entitled “The History of Field Sobriety Tests,” which can be found by clicking here.

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Additional information about the Walk and Turn test, as well as the remaining standardized field sobriety tests, can be found on the Oberman & Rice websites at http://www.tndui.com/ and http://www.duiknoxville.com/.  You may also contact Steve or Sara for more information by calling (865) 249-7200.

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The acronyms DUI, DWI, OMVI and OVI all refer to the same thing: operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The most commonly used terms are DUI, an acronym for Driving Under the Influence, and DWI, an acronym for Driving While Impaired.
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