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John Burkoff on Use of Field Sobriety Tests in DUI Cases

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April 19, 2011

Professor John Burkoff explained to Pittsburgh's WTAE (Channel 4) News why a Lawrence County judge found a field sobriety test to be inadequate to sustain a prima facie case for DUI. The ruling concerned an incident in which a 59 year old woman could not pass the a standard part of a field sobriety test by standing on one leg.  The court held that such tests cannot be used for people over 60 years of age.  



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