Field Sobriety

One of the cornerstones of any DUI or OWI arrest is a field sobriety test. These tests will attempt to assess your level of intoxication at the time of the stop, and if you are too intoxicated to legally be driving on the roads of Michigan. Not only will these tests be used by the officer to decide if an arrest is appropriate, they will also be used in court to attempt to reach a conviction. If you have been arrested and charged with DUI in the state of Michigan, you can call the offices of Sumner and Associates right away for a free consultation. Our team is excited to speak with you and see what we have to offer you in this case.


When a driver is pulled over under the suspicion of DUI, there will often be some initial field sobriety tests conducted to get a baseline idea of the sobriety level of the driver. Among the possible tests that can be done at this stage include –


  • Asking the driver to walk along a painted line with good balance
  • Asking the driver to touch a finger to their nose
  • Having the driver count backwards over a set of numbers


Once those initial tests are done, the officer may decide to move on to a breath or blood test to get a specific reading of the BAC level of the driver. If that level is over the legal limit, .08% in most cases, the driver may be arrested and charged.


Calling the offices of Sumner and Associates soon will get you a free consultation and the chance to get started on your defense. Our staff is experienced in DUI defense throughout the state of Michigan, and we will bring that knowledge to your aid. We hope to receive your call soon.