If you are stopped for suspected drunk driving in San Diego, the officer on the scene may ask you to perform a series of tasks to determine your ability to operate a motor vehicle. In some jurisdictions, field sobriety tests are often filmed by a camera mounted in the patrol car and may be used against you in a court of law.
The field sobriety tests (walking a straight line, walking heel-to-toe, balance testing, eye test) are not legally required of you Under California law if you are pulled over, even if you're pulled over on suspicion of drunk or drugged driving. If you are not intoxicated or under the influence of drugs, it may be best to perform the sobriety tests. If you are drunk or drugged, it may be better to decline to perform them and ask for an attorney. If you refuse the field sobriety tests you will likely be arrested and transported to a facility to have your blood tested.
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