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Do DUI Standardized Field SobrietyTests Convict the Innocent?

A Colorado Doctor claims that DUI Standardized Field Sobriety Tests convict 3 out of 4 innocent people.  DUI Standardized Field Sobriety Tests include the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus, the 9 steps Walk and Turn, and the One Leg Stand. The Doctor compares the accuracy of the DUI standardized field sobriety test with courthouse security metal detectors.  […]

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STATE v. FEN YUE TAN,A10A0687,Court of Appeals of Georgia, Decided: July 8, 2010

STATE v. FEN YUE TAN, A10A0687, Court of Appeals of Georgia, Decided: July 8, 2010. F. Tan was arrested for DUI in Gwinnett County after rear-ending another vehicle at a roadblock.  She had slurred speech, red and glassy eyes, took two Georgia Standardized Voluntary Field Sobriety Evaluations, a portable breath test, and gave an insufficient […]

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Illinois Supreme Court Declares HGN Voodoo Science and limits use in court

Wheaton, IL (PRWEB)  April 7, 2010 — In a sweeping decision, the Illinois Supreme Court placed limits on the police use of a sobriety test that had gone unchallenged in Illinois for the past 25 years. This case (People v. McKown (2010) — N.E.2d —-, 2010 WL 572082 (Ill.) (McKown II) has been closely followed by police departments, […]

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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 […]

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Field Tests and why you need to ask if the Officer will arrest you if you refuse: Bramlett v. State

M Bramlett appealed his conviction for DUI following a jury trial.  Bramlett asserts on appeal that his field sobriety tests, the one-leg stand, and nine-step walk and turn, should be excluded from evidence as they were not consensual.  The Trial Court disagreed.  The Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court.  M. Bramlett was stopped by […]

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Even I’m Not that Good: .413 and Lived is a Record!

Recommendation: medical attention and rehab Man falls on head during sobriety test Largo, Florida — Largo Police responded to a crash at Huntington and East Bay. Police say 55-year-old Alfredo Villada Martinez made a U-turn in front of another vehicle and caused the crash. Police say Martinez’s actions and responses afterwards demonstrated impairment. Martinez kept asking […]

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