The short answer is: yes. Field sobriety tests (FSTs) are often failed
by people who are not legally impaired. That is why it is so important
to hire an experienced Bakersfield DUI defense attorney if you are charged
with a DUI.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has designated three
FSTs as the standard for law enforcement; the Horizontal gaze Nystagmus
(HGN) Test, the Walk-and-Turn Test, and the One-Leg Stand Test. Other
FSTs include the Rhomberg Balance Test, the Finger-to-Nose Test, and the
Finger Tap Test.
What can cause a failed sobriety test?
The bottom line is that to defend yourself properly from a failed field
sobriety test when you were not drunk you need an experienced DUI defense attorney.