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Field Sobriety Tests Are Unreliable

Posted on March 24th, 2014 by Todd Landgren

For automobile drivers in the United States, this is almost a piece of folk wisdom: “Avoid field sobriety tests at all costs.” Field sobriety tests have developed a bad reputation, and it’s easy to see why; they yield unreliable, suspect results. The intrinsic flaws in three of California’s most-used tests (the walk-and-turn test; the horizontal […]

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The Problem with Field Sobriety Tests

Posted on June 21st, 2013 by Todd Landgren

Field sobriety tests (FSTs) are tests conducted by police officers on those whom the police suspect of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. These tests do not rely on any sort of special equipment, cannot determine the exact amount of drugs or alcohol in the system, and depend entirely on the subjective observations […]

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