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Stopped for DUI: Should You Do Roadside Tests?

If you're pulled over for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs in Spokane County or anywhere in Washington State, then the officer will likely ask you to perform roadside tests called Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST's). These include a test of your eyes (Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus or HGN), and two agility tests like walking heel to toe (Walk and Turn or W+T) and balancing on one leg (One Leg Stand or OLS). You may also be asked to blow into a handheld breath alcohol test called a Portable or Preliminary Breath Test (PBT). The Washington State Patrol website has many DUI training manuals including a recent manual regarding FST's.

One DUI Charge. Two Separate Cases

If you've been charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs in Spokane or anywhere in Washington State, then you'll likely face two separate cases: a criminal DUI case in court and a completely separate Department of Licensing (DOL) administrative case. Winning one of these cases may not necessarily cancel the other. That's why it's so important to fight both!

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