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Do You Have a Right to Refuse a Field Sobriety Test in Minnesota?

If you are pulled over on suspicion of intoxicated driving in Minnesota, the responding police officer may ask you to perform a field sobriety test (FST). These tests come in a number of different forms, including:  The Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN);  The walk-and-turn;  The one-legged-stand; and  A preliminary handheld breath test.  While the results of...

Factors that Affect Alcohol Absorption

There are many factors that affect the rate of alcohol absorption by the body. These factors can influence an individual’s ability to determine their level of inebriation and can influence their decision to operate a motor vehicle. BAC and Functional Abilities Alcohol consumption impacts an individual’s vision, reaction time, cognitive function, and ability to manage...