LEGAL GUIDE
Written by attorney W. Scott Hanken

WALK AWAY FROM THE WALK AND TURN TEST

According to government studies, the walk and turn test is 68% accurate in determining whether a driver has a blood alcohol concentration above .10. (Even though current limit is .08)Therefore, nearly one out of three people who fail the test are not drunk driving. This percentage rate is based on the supposition that the walk and turn test is given correctly in accordance with NHTSA guidelines. However, not only does the test carry its own inherent defects, but its administration by law enforcement officials often dip below NHTSA standards.

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