The History of Field Sobriety Tests

You see them on TV, you may even see people attempting them on the side of the road.  Comedians call them “Stupid People tricks,” but field sobriety tests have existed as long as the enforcement of DUI laws.  In this week’s podcast, host Steve Oberman will discuss the history and development of the standardized field sobriety tests used by law enforcement to assist in the detection of impaired motorists.

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Additional information about the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests can be found on the Oberman & Rice websites at and  You may also contact Steve or Sara for more information by calling (865) 249-7200.


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