Tag Archives: Walk and Turn test

Field Sobriety Tests (and OVI Charge) Thrown Out When Officer’s Instructions Improper

June 07, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Columbus, Ohio DUI Law   |   Comments Off on Field Sobriety Tests (and OVI Charge) Thrown Out When Officer’s Instructions Improper

In most OVI cases, drivers submit to field sobriety tests (i.e., walk and turn, eye test, and one leg stand). Where an OVI stops ends in an arrest, the officer in nearly every case reports that the driver “failed” the tests.  But just because a driver “fails” a field sobriety test doesn’t mean there is […]

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OVI Charges Dismissed Based on Video Evidence

June 27, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Columbus, Ohio DUI Law   |   Comments Off on OVI Charges Dismissed Based on Video Evidence

In a recent Ohio OVI case, the police cruiser video played a critical role in getting all OVI charges dismissed.   The majority of Central Ohio police departments employ cruiser video cameras that can capture the traffic violation, interactions with the officer and any field sobriety tests during the traffic stop.  We obtain cruiser videos regularly […]

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Field Sobriety Tests: What are Ohio Police Officers Looking For?

May 21, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Columbus, Ohio DUI Law   |   Comments Off on Field Sobriety Tests: What are Ohio Police Officers Looking For?

Most people have heard of field sobriety tests either from TV, movies or friends (or from personal experience).  Touch your nose, walk the yellow line, say the alphabet backwards – these are all tests we hear about – but what are they really for?  What are the police officers looking for when they a driver […]

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