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  • What Are The Police Looking For In The One Leg Stand Test?
    What Are The Police Looking For In The One Leg Stand Test?

    When an officer is scoring the One Leg Stand Test, the officer is looking for four clues. These four clues are clues of impairment. In other words, the clues are to indicate whether a person does not ...

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  • The Difference Between SFSTs And Non-SFSTs
    The Difference Between SFSTs And Non-SFSTs

    Yesterday, we discussed Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and the non-standard Field Sobriety tests. Begining in 1975, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) began reviewing the ...

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  • How Do The Police Administer The HGN Test? (Continued)
    How Do The Police Administer The HGN Test? (Continued)

    Police use the HGN as part of their arsenal to investigate DWIs . They are used throughout the nation and the test is very heavily promulgated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. ...

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  • How Do The Police Administer The HGN Test?
    How Do The Police Administer The HGN Test?

    Out of all the Standard Field Sobriety Tests , the HGN is the easiest to fail. No one, but the officer, can see the results. In fact, there is never a video of the person's performance on the HGN. ...

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  • How Does Alcohol Affect Nystagmus? Field Sobriety Tests Continued
    How Does Alcohol Affect Nystagmus? Field Sobriety Tests Continued

    In the DWI context, intoxicants, according to the NHTSA, can increase nystagmus or the amount of involuntary eye-jerking. Alcohol consumption or consumption of other "central nervous system ...

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