The three standard field sobriety tests conducted during a traffic stop include the horizontal gaze nystagmus, the walk and turn and the one-leg stand. According to research, these tests are not always accurate. It has been found that the horizontal gaze nystagmus is 77 percent accurate, the walk and turn is 68 percent accurate and the one-leg stand is 65 percent accurate. In all, these three tests are typically only correct 82 percent of the time.
If you need guidance in challenging your field sobriety tests and prevailing in an OWI charge, contact J. Kippa Law, LLC. We have extensive knowledge working with judges, prosecutors and the Department of Transportation (DOT) on OWI cases. Having a drunk driving citation or charge on your record can negatively impact your future. It is important to secure an experienced criminal defense team who will zealously fight for your rights.