Police Look for Signs of Intoxication

Police officers look for certain signs to ascertain whether a person has been drinking and driving, including:    

  • swerving;
  • braking erratically;
  • tailgating;
  • weaving; or
  • driving 10 miles below the speed limit.

When speaking with the officer, the following can indicate intoxication:

  • a flushed face;
  • slurred words;
  • unsteady balance; and
  • being overly argumentative or friendly.

Breathalyzer tests are the preferred method of evaluation by officers (as opposed to blood or urine tests); however more and more officers are obtaining a warrant to perform a blood test. Although you have the right of refusal for a breath test, doing so may mean a driver license suspension of 180 days and possibly having your blood drawn from a warrant. If you do submit to the test and have a blood alcohol content (BAC) of over a 0.08, you may still face a license suspension of 90 days.

Contacting a DWI Lawyer in Texas

Serving the Greater Houston Area, the Pearland lawyers at the Kahn Law Firm handle practice areas of personal injury and criminal defense. Advocating for those charged with alcohol-related offenses like DUI and DWI, the Kahn Law Firm’s attorneys are experts on the how field sobriety tests should be administered and evaluated. For a free consultation, call today – 1-844-301-KAHN.

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