DWI: Combating The Use of Field Sobriety Exercises in The DUI Prosecution

The Origins of Physical Sobriety Exercises

Police officers believe that a drunk driving suspect should be able to perform physical sobriety exercises under stressful settings. Injuries and medical conditions may impair the ability to perform the exercises. Robert Reiff recommends that lawyers petition the court for an order in limine that will prevent the jury from hearing certain testimony that contains misleading, unscientific information.