Be polite.

Police officers are well trained and professional. Be polite and respectful to the police officer.


You do not have to submit to any Field Sobriety Tests.

Tennessee law does not require you to take any field sobriety tests. These tests are complex and difficult to perform under the best conditions. If you have any doubt about your ability to perform a field sobriety test, politely refuse.


You do not have to submit to a blood or breath test.

Although there are consequences for refusing a breath or blood test, you have toe right to refuse if you decide it is not in your best interest to take the test.