In Pennsylvania police officers utilize various tests to determine whether a person is sober or intoxicated. These tests are done at the time of the traffic stop by the officer on the scene of an accident or a traffic stop. The purpose of a field sobriety test is to assist the police officer in determining whether you are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
Standardized Field Sobriety Test
When you are under investigation for a DUI, police officers often ask you to participate in a field sobriety test.
There are a few tests that those suspected of a DUI are generally asked to perform.
Walk and turn
Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN)
Walk a straight line
A breathalyzer is a machine that measures your blood alcohol content or BAC. The BAC is a measurement of the percentage of alcohol in your bloodstream. In Pennsylvania, and most other states, the legal limit is 0.08 percent. If you are found to have a BAC of .08 percent or higher you will be charged with DUI.
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