The Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST), are one of the major tools officers use to determine whether or not they should arrest the driver for DUI. The problem is, they are really a poor indicator of impairment and lead the police to make false assumption, false arrests, false conclusions and false accusations.
Here is a news report that shows the flaws of the SFST. I would particularly like to call your attention to 1:13 where the (presumably sober) police officer can’t even perform the tests himself:
(Video Credit to Attorney Bruce Kapsack)
If you were charge with a Pennsylvania DUI on the basis of a faulty Field Sobriety Test, please call 1-866-MCSHANE.
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