Find Out How Juggling Cleared Student of DUI Suspicion
An Arkansas college student pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) came up with his own field sobriety test to prove his innocence. It all worked out well for him. We’ll talk about it in this issue and tell you why you should never agree to a field sobriety test if you’re pulled over for DUI.
Here’s What Happened
Late in the evening, the student was pulled over after a police officer noticed he was driving slowly and with a broken taillight. “If a driver is going slowly late at night, that’s usually a sign they may be impaired,” the officer later said during an interview with an Arkansas television station. The student himself admitted to driving slowly because he knew the taillight was out, so he was merely being extra careful. During the questioning, the officer asked the student what was in his pocket. The student told the officer that he was a magician, and that he had a prop in his pocket. Sensing an opportunity to prove his sobriety and his innocence, the student retrieved bowling pins from the back seat of his car and flawlessly put on an impromptu juggling routine. The officer took everything in stride and even recorded the juggling act on his phone and shared it online.
Why You Should Refuse to Take Field Sobriety Tests
If you’re pulled over for suspicion of DUI, there’s nothing to be gained from agreeing to take a field sobriety test. They are absolutely 100% voluntary. The only reason that police ask you to take one is so they can collect more evidence against you. Because they are so subjective, there’s absolutely no good reason to submit to a field sobriety test. While you are risking having your driver’s license suspended if you refuse a portable breathalyzer test, there is no punishment for refusing a field sobriety test
Charged with DUI? Call The Oswalt Law Group
A DUI charge can cost you thousands of dollars and even result in jail time. There’s no doubt about it: if you’ve been charged with a DUI, you need the expertise of an experienced DUI attorney on your side. Call the Oswalt Law Group for a free consultation. Our number is (602) 225-2222.