Tag: Sobriety Tests

Debunking The Myth Of The OLS

Field Sobriety Tests

The notion that a defendant’s performance on the one-leg-stand test is a reliable indicator of alcohol intoxication is almost entirely wrong. There are serious problems with this test, and they begin with the vague instructions. Suppose Betty invites Alice to accompany her on a trip to Dallas so Betty can visit her sick mom. Even… Read more »

How To Win A Circumstantial Evidence DWI Case

How To Win A Circumstantial Evidence DWI Case

In about one out of five cases, the DWI defendant refuses to provide a chemical sample of breath or blood. As a result, the prosecutor must rely on circumstantial evidence of intoxication, and as we all probably know, such evidence is always subject to interpretation. Circumstantial evidence cases are also harder for prosecutors to win… Read more »

Navy SEAL Who Shot Bin Laden Charged With DUI in Montana

Navy SEAL Who Shot Bin Laden Charged With DUI in Montana

On April 8, 2016 the former Navy SEAL who claims to have fired the shots that killed Osama Bin Laden was arrested for DUI. This former SEAL, Rob O’Neill, was found asleep behind the wheel of a running motor vehicle. Officers reported that O’Neill failed a number of field sobriety tests and refused to submit… Read more »