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November 2013 Archives

Minnesota man accused of drunk driving after police chase

A man was arrested recently for numerous charges stemming from an incident that occurred in the city of St. Peter. Minnesota State Patrol officers claim that they had to initiate a car chase in pursuit of the man's vehicle before they were finally able to apprehend and arrest him. He faces charges for allegedly fleeing from the officers, as well as drunk driving.

Field sobriety tests: Are false positives possible?

Imagine someone being pulled over by a police officer late at night after a long work shift. If the cop believes, for whatever reason, that this person has been consuming alcohol, field sobriety tests could be administered. These roadside exams are designed to measure coordination and balance, both of which are affected by intoxication. However, the reality is that a person who is exhausted after a long work shift could fail the tests without having consumed a drop of alcohol.

Vikings' Simpson arrested for DWI, refuses second breath test

In Minnesota, by obtaining a driver's license, motorists agree to comply with police orders to take a breath test if they are pulled over when they obtain a driver's license. Known as implied consent, this state law provides that a person can face criminal charges for simply refusing to take a roadside breath test for alcohol intoxication, even if they are actually sober.

How accurate are blood alcohol test results?

In drunk driving cases, criminal prosecutors can turn to a number of sources for evidence. In addition to field sobriety tests or breath tests conducted at the scene of an arrest, authorities might rely on blood tests, which are often viewed as a definitive measure of intoxication or sobriety. As a case in another state demonstrates, this sentiment might not always be the case.

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