Welcome back to DUI Talk! In this edition, we will be discussing the Request for Admissions. Before the police ask you to complete any field sobriety tests, officers will ask you a few questions to determine whether or not you are impaired. By learning what to say and what not to say, you can avoid further incriminating yourself.
Next on DUI Talk, we will take on the breathalyzer. There are two kinds of breath tests: the pre-arrest portable breath test and the post-arrest chemical breath test. The two tests are extremely distinct, and carry different consequences for refusal to comply.
Field sobriety tests are constant feature in pop culture; take this clip from Reno 911 for example:
Many college students may think that if they drink in their rooms or at parties within walking distance from their dorms, they are safe from being charged with alcohol-related crimes because they are not driving. While it's true that drunk driving is one of the biggest alcohol-related crimes a person can be charged with, it's certainly not the only one. Many people overlook other criminal activities that could have serious consequences for their futures.
College students know that drinking and driving is bad, and for most students, avoiding DUI/DWI charges is easy if they do not bring cars to campus, but rather rely on the school's public transportation and walking paths.