Archive for January 2013

What in the World is Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN)?

driver goes to court, the HGN results can potentially be used in the Columbus Ohio DUI case.

If you’ve been pulled over for a DUI, you may have had to take the HGN test. HGN stands for Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus. An officer will place an object (such as a flashlight or pen) in front of the driver’s face, and wave it from side to side. The driver will attempt to follow the… (read more)

Can Police Force You to Take a Test?

Can police force a suspected drunk driver – without consent, and without a warrant – to take a blood test? In October 2010, Missouri police stopped Tyler McNeely for speeding and erratic driving. At the scene, McNeely appeared intoxicated. He failed a field sobriety test and refused the breath test. He was transported to the… (read more)