Cristy v. State – A11A2152: When an Unconstitutional stop is Constitutional? Say What?!
At 7:30 p.m. on August 2009, a Gwinnett County Police officer signaled Curt Christy to pull over because of excessive window tinting. Christy did not pull over, but sped up and turned into a nearby subdivision, eventually pulling into the driveway of his residence. Because Christy proved a minor pursuit and the officer could not […]Read More
Florida Woman Blames Big Breast for Failure of DUI Field Sobriety Tests
A Florida woman who was pulled over for DUI blamed her large breasts for her poor performance on DUI field sobriety tests. NHTSA confirms that being 50 pounds overweight can negatively affect DUI field sobriety tests. Read the story. georgia dui lawyer | atlanta dui lawyerRead More
Want to check your HGN before you drive home this season: There’s an app for that!
BreathalEyes is an iPhone app that detects jerking in the eye using the iPhone camera and analyzes the eyes jerking using the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus field sobriety tests and estimates your blood alcohol ranging between .02 -.17. One wonders with technology like this that costs .99 cents why law enforcement does not use it and […]Read More
Creative Loafing joins the anti- DUI field sobriety test drum beat.
Creative Loafing ran a story on the inaccuracy of Georgia DUI Field Sobriety Tests. atlanta dui lawyer | dui lawyer atlantaRead More
San Francisco TV News Investigative Report: DUI Field Tests are not accurate
A San Francisco Local News Investigative Reporter recently uncovered that DUI field tests are not accurate. After uncovering a police videotape where the Officer admits that even he can’t do the DUI Field Sobriety tests he is requesting of the person he is pulling over. This report discovers what DUI Defense Attorneys have known for […]Read More
New Study indicates that heavy drinkers perform less well than non-drinkers even when sober on field sobriety tests!
September 15, 2011: A new study published today in the Journal of Alcoholism concludes that even when controlled for age, heavy drinkers have persistent balance and coordination impairment even after sobering up when compared to non-drinkers. The study was performed in Honolulu, Hawaii by Neurobehavioral Research Inc. The study utilized over 200 volunteers. Seventy of […]Read More
South Carolina has a DUI videotape statute? No video of fields, breath test rights, breath test = no DUI. Why is Georgia so far behind?
Three recent DUI cases in South Carolina highlight how behind the times Georgia Courts are in DUI prosecutions. Not only does South Carolina law require Miranda rights before taking DUI field sobriety tests, but they also require that the Defendant’s conduct be videotaped, Miranda warnings are videotaped before field sobriety tests, and that the actual […]Read More
Tired driver arrested for DUI after failed police field sobriety evaluations…Suprise?
BARTOW — A second test confirmed what Polk County Commissioner Randy Wilkinson has been saying since Saturday: He wasn’t drunk or on drugs when Lakeland police charged him with driving under the influence. So, prosecutors, Thursday drop-ped the DUI charge against him after a urine analysis found no drug impairment. At a news conference Thursday […]Read More
Obesity affects performance on DUI Field Sobriety Test
A New Hampshire man recently was found not guilty on a DUI charge based upon failed field sobriety tests. Critics have cried foul. However, a careful review of police officer training manuals produced by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration cries ‘fair.” The alleged DUI driver’s defense was that he was obese and the field […]Read More
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