During the holiday season police agencies are full alert for possible drunk drivers. Often times officers will station themselves within eyesight of a bar or a place known to serve alcohol with a goal in mind of initiating a traffic stop and investigating the driver for a possible DUI. Often times these officers are correct. Most bar patrons have consumed some quantity of alcohol and may be possibly past the legal limit.
The first test officers will use to determine if a driver may possibly be under the influence is a Field Sobriety Test or FST. Most people who take the FST do not pass. The test itself requires quite a bit of physical agility, balance and coordination. If you have a pre-existing medical condition which limits your ability to perform this test, the officer needs to be made aware of this fact.
Errol Cook, Esq.