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Q: What are the standardized Field Sobriety Tests?

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Mark A. Siesel
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A: The standardized Field Sobriety Tests are the horizontal gaze nystagmus, during which the officer examines involuntary movement of the eyes while following a stimulus, the "walk and turn", in which the person is asked to walk along a straight line, heel to toe, for nine steps and then returning the nine steps along that same line with arms at the sides, and the one leg stand, in which the motorist is asked to stand with one leg approximately 6 to 12 inches off the ground for 30 seconds while keeping his or her balance

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