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Can being overweight affect your field sobriety test?

In Texas, if you are arrested for drinking while intoxicated, you are required by the "implied consent" law to take a blood or breath test to determine blood alcohol content. If you refuse, your license will be suspended for 180 days for a first offense. Before the officer arrests you, you may be subjected to a field sobriety test. This test generally includes three elements:

Is a roadside breathalyzer test for drugs on the horizon?

One of the more formidable weapons possessed by law enforcement officials in the fight against impaired driving is the roadside breathalyzer test. However, this device is certainly not without its flaws and limitations, including the fact that it can only detect the presence of alcohol. When it comes to detecting the presence of illegal narcotics, law enforcement officials must rely on either blood or urine samples taken at the local station.

Is a roadside breathalyzer test for drugs on the horizon?

One of the more formidable weapons possessed by law enforcement officials in the fight against impaired driving is the roadside breathalyzer test. However, this device is certainly not without its flaws and limitations, including the fact that it can only detect the presence of alcohol. When it comes to detecting the presence of illegal narcotics, law enforcement officials must rely on either blood or urine samples taken at the local station.