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The Turn and Run test is not a standardized field sobriety test!

A man who was pulled over for suspicion of DUI in Covington, Georgia, Rockdale County did the turn and run test instead of the Walk and Turn test.  He wasn’t under arrest, so why can’t a man run. He had an odor of alcohol, admitted to drinking a few beers, and had red and glassy eyes.  The Covington Police asked the man to perform Standardized Field Sobriety Tests such as the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus or eye jerking test, the one-leg stand and walk and turn.  When the tests did not seem to be going his way, the man exclaimed “See ya” and began the 300-yard turn and run. Unfortunately, he slipped when hurdling a retaining wall and failed that test as well. He blew a .14 at the police station.