Field Sobriety

Three Common Field Sobriety Tests

Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious offense that places everyone on the road in jeopardy. Each year over 3,000 people lose their lives as a result of motor vehicle accidents that involved a person driving under the influence. The danger caused by people driving drunk leads to law enforcement officers actively seeking out (read more)

Can I Refuse Sobriety Testing?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) developed several field sobriety tests that are used by law enforcement officials nationwide to determine if a driver is operating a vehicle while under the influence. These tests are used before, or in conjunction with, traditional blood alcohol tests and are administered prior to a driver being detained. (read more)

Incriminating Statements Made During a DUI Stop

Two law enforcement officers in Sandy Spring were recently involved in an accident when the driver of a motor vehicle collided with the officers’ patrol cars while the officers were investigating an accident on Interstate 285. The accident resulted in moderate damage to one of the vehicles. Both law enforcement officers placed their patrol vehicles (read more)

Prescription Drugs and DUIs

A woman recently had a driving under the influence charge from May 2016 dropped. The incident in question occurred when the woman was pulled over by a law enforcement officer due to an issue with the woman’s vehicle’s tag. When the law enforcement officer asked the woman if she was using drugs, the woman responded (read more)

Operation Rolling Thunder

The Georgia State Patrol, the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, and local law enforcement have joined forces to limit the numbers of certain types of drivers. This most recent effort, called Operation Rolling Thunder, resulted in 61 driving under the influence arrests. The Thanksgiving holiday marked one of the busiest travel periods of the year (read more)

Gainesville DUI Checkpoint Results in Fatality

Law enforcement in Gainesville, Georgia reports that a confrontation at a DUI checkpoint recently resulted in a man killed, another individual arrested, and three law enforcement officers injured. The accident appears to have occurred when law enforcement officers were working a DUI checkpoint on Interstate 985 and a sports utility vehicle made an improper u-turn. (read more)

Moped License Requirements and DUIs

Mopeds are vehicles with propulsion powered pedals that contain seats or saddles for the use of the rider and no more than three wheels. Motorists who are charged with a DUI while operating a moped must understand that the license requirements for mopeds are unique in comparison to other vehicles. These license requirements were highlighted (read more)

The Science Behind Sobriety Tests

The Science Behind Sobriety Tests Law enforcement officers are on the lookout for drunk drivers. Part of their training involves learning the Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) through a program administered and accredited by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). Developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), the SFST is a (read more)