Reputable Expert Okorie Okorocha* debunks field sobriety testing in this new peer-reviewed journal article, California DUI Lawyers Association announced this weekend!
FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS ARE NOT INDICATIVE OF IMPAIRMENT OR BAC, as shown in this "FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS - CRIMINAL INJUSTICE" California DUI attorney article:
Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST's) constitute a "useless exercise for both the subject of investigation and the officer, as the tests are based on scientifically incorrect and implausible ideas.
These tests’ research foundation is fraught with error, and, moreover, the testers are not qualified to conduct
these tests, making SFSTs potentially invalid and unreliable. [Spurgeon Cole, Field Sobriety Tests: Are They Designed for Failure?, 79 PERCEPT. MOTOR SKILLS 99 (1994)]
Further, these tests are no better than guessing, as proven by Cole and Nowaczyk.
These tests need to be abolished. Unfortunately, these tests carry the aura of credibility because the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration granted its seal of approval because these tests are 'standardized' and verified by field studies."
California DUI attorneys remind that these tests are voluntary. So if they won't abolish these tests in drunk driving cases, simply remember not to do these optional exercises.
* Okorie Okorocha, M.S. (Pharmaceutical Science-Specialization in Forensic Science), J.D., has been held to be an expert in forensic science and toxicology in DUI cases in the Superior Courts of 16 counties in California.
DUI expert Okorocha previously published a peer-reviewed article in the Journal of Forensic Sciences.
Mr. Okorocha thanks Stefan Rose, M.D., who inspired this article through his teachings and research.