Even if you have never taken a drink of alcohol, it is possible to be pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence.
If you are pulled over after consuming alcohol, it is important to understand your legal rights and how to deal with the situation. The decisions you make at this time could go a long way in determining what happens in the future.
Here are some common DUI traffic stop questions to answer:
— What is the legal limit for driving under the influence? In Colorado, anything above .08 percent is considered driving under the influence.
— What methods will the officer use to determine if you have been drinking? There are three primary methods of making a determination: chemical blood alcohol level testes, field sobriety tests, and observing a person’s driving behavior.
— Are you required by law to take a test if requested by police? The short answer is no, however, it could cause you more trouble in the future.
— Do police have the right to set up a roadblock to check for drunk drivers? As long as they are not singling out particular vehicles, this is permitted by law.
These are just a few of the many questions you should answer regarding DUI traffic stops. It is important to learn as much as possible, as you never know if you could find yourself in this position.
Police are not always kind to people who they believe are under the influence. Knowing what you should and should not be doing will improve your chance of a favorable outcome.
Source: FindLaw, “DUI Traffic Stop FAQs,” accessed July 02, 2015