Field Sobriety Tests In New York State
Police officers in New York State use several field sobriety tests (FST) to try to determine if there are sufficient indicators to make an arrest for driving while intoxicated (DWI /DUI). These tests are performed on the street or in the police precinct. If the FST are done in the police precinct, very often these tests are videotaped.
Here is a list of some if the field sobriety tests.
1. Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN)
2. Walk and Turn Test
3. One Legged Stand Test
4. Romberg Test
5. Finger to Nose
6. Alphabet Test
These tests can be challenged by an experienced attorney.