How do officers test suspected drunk drivers?
Idaho Falls Police use the Standard Field Sobriety Test. This is a set of tests using multiple tasks for the driver so the officer can determine sobriety. These include balance tests (1 leg stand and heel to toe test), testing the driver’s cognitive ability and checking the driver’s eyes for indications of intoxication. In addition, officers may use preliminary breath testers which can measure a driver’s blood alcohol concentration on the side of the road.

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1. Why aren't officers catching "real" criminals, instead of writing tickets?
2. Does the Idaho Falls Police department have a ticket (citation) quota?
3. Are radar jammers legal in Idaho?
4. In Idaho can I be stopped for not wearing my seatbelt if I do not commit any other violation?
5. A Police Officer is behind me with his lights on. What should I do?
6. Can an officer pull me over without using radar or laser speed measurement?
7. Why do officers shine so many lights when they stop a vehicle?
8. Are radar / laser detectors legal in Idaho?
9. I received a speeding ticket in Idaho Falls and lost it? What do I do?
10. How do officers test suspected drunk drivers?
11. I was stopped by an officer and my driver license, registration, or insurance card was not returned. What do I do?
12. What happens if I refuse to sign a traffic ticket?
13. Can a police officer pull me over for no reason?
14. Can a police officer issue me a citation without showing me the radar or laser gun he used to obtain my speed?
15. Can a police officer pull me over if I am "going with the flow of traffic?"
16. If I am legally stopped by a police officer on the street, can he search me?