If you have ever wondered exactly what happens when a person is asked to perform a field sobriety test by officers, you are not alone. Many people in Pennsylvania have heard stories about these tests or maybe even seen some versions of them portrayed on television or in movies but they may not fully understand what is involved.
As explained by FieldSobrietyTests.org, there are three unique tests that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has approved for use by officers prior to making a drunk driving arrest. The purpose of these tests is to provide enough evidence to support the officer placing the driver under arrest for suspected drunk driving. It is important for drivers to know that none of the field sobriety tests are completely accurate.