The NHTSA DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing August 2006 Student Manual is the only thing that cops are trained on giving field sobriety tests to DUI suspects. The manual says: ”THE VALIDATION ONLY APPLIES IF STANDARDIZED FIELD SOBRIETY IS GIVEN EXACTLY IN THE STANDARDIZED MANNER IT WAS VALIDATED.” — (Session 8, p. 19) This means several things. First, the instructions have to be given. Second, the DUI cop must use only the standardized clues. He can’t make up his own clues. Third, the officer must use standardized criterion, like the grading, and factor in limitations. If the officer deviates from any of those things, then the validation study from which the field sobriety tests are validated is useless. So, my goal is to show that this Savannah police officer deviated from the field sobriety test limitations, and your field sobriety tests are useless.
The manual says that if a person is age 65 or older, even if sober, they could have problems with the Walk and Turn test and the One Leg Stand test.
If a person is 50 or more pounds over weight, even if sober, they could have problems with the One Leg Stand.
If a person has on shoes with heels two inches or more in length, even if sober, they had problems with the One Leg Stand and Walk and Turn. A Savannah Cop is supposed to ask the Driver if they want to take their shoes off if it seems that their heels are two inches or more.
Watch a video by the man, Lawrence Taylor answering the question: Should I take the field sobriety tests? Should I take the Field Sobriety Tests?