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DUI Info #1: Don’t Take Field Sobriety Tests

DUI Tip 1

If you have been pulled over under suspicion of a DUI charge, do not take the field sobriety tests. These include but aren’t limited to: hand-held Breathalyzers, horizontal gaze nystagmus (the eye test), walk and turn, one leg stand, finger to nose, saying the alphabet, and the reverse number count.

In Ohio, you are considered to be legally under the influence of alcohol if your BAC is .08 percent or higher, but if you take the field sobriety tests on the scene, even if your BAC is lower, you could still be in trouble.

If you’ve been drinking—even if it was one beer—and you’ve been pulled over, this is why it is imperative that you don’t do the field sobriety tests. Cooperate; be polite with the police officers, but don’t take the tests.

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