Colorado residents may agree that driving after drinking can cause trouble. Field sobriety tests play a vital role in determining how drunk a driver is. The results of these tests are the basis on which police arrest a person on drunk driving charges. A failed field sobriety test may get a person into trouble.
In a recent incident, singer Bobby Brown was arrested for driving under the influence. According to reports, the police arrested Brown when they saw him driving erratically. They then administered a breathalyzer and field sobriety tests, and the singer failed all of them.
According to sources, Brown has been charged for DUI for the second time this year. During the time of the arrest, Brown was on probation for the previous DUI charge. He now faces various charges, including driving on a restricted license and driving without installing a vehicle interlock device, which requires a successful breathalyzer test before starting the car.
According to reports, the singer pleaded not guilty before the court. However, his driver's license was suspended following the arrest. Also, the singer has been ordered to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.
A person arrested on a DUI charge may find it difficult to defend this charge. Failure to pass the field sobriety tests, along with other evidence of intoxication, may further complicate the matter. However, the advice of an experienced attorney may help the person in challenging the authenticity of an improper field sobriety test. An attorney may go into details like how the tests were administered and whether police followed proper procedure while administering the tests. The information may benefit the accused in presenting the correct defense.
Field sobriety tests may be used as evidence in court against the accused person. The defendant may want to question the admissibility of the tests in court. This may be done with the assistance of an attorney, who may also help to get the suspended license reinstated and to absolve the person of the DUI charges.
Source: TheCelebrityCafe.com, "Bobby Brown pleads not guilty to October DUI charge," Daniel S Levine, Nov. 16, 2012