Certain actions on the road may catch the attention of police, such as
weaving across the center line. If police pull someone over for such an
driving under the influence is suspected, that driver may be asked to submit to a field sobriety test
or other tests. If a driver is then charged with driving under the influence
after being pulled over in Indiana, there may be serious consequences
in store for that individual.
Recently, police spotted an individual weaving across the line and pulled
over the vehicle. The driver happened to be a police officer from Indianapolis.
The 32-year-old officer was in his own private vehicle. He was subjected
to a field sobriety test, and his blood alcohol content was tested also.
Due to the results of the tests to which he was subjected, the man was
taken into custody. He reportedly had a blood alcohol content that was
measured at twice the legal limit. He is now charged with operating while
intoxicated and OWI endangerment.
The results from tests given at the scene or later when a person has been
transported elsewhere can be used as evidence against that person in an
Indiana criminal court. However, those charged with driving under the
influence can fight the results of field sobriety tests and blood or breath
tests under certain circumstances. Field sobriety tests are a subjective
way to measure suspected intoxication and can be fought in court. A person
who successfully fights the results of field sobriety testing or other
testing procedures may be able to see his or her charges dismissed.