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A DUI is possible despite inaccurate field sobriety tests

Without question, driving while under the influence of alcohol is one of the most dangerous things a person can do. The state of Illinois has very steep penalties for those convicted of driving under the influence, and rightfully so. When police suspect that a person may be driving while intoxicated, they use field sobriety tests to determine the sobriety of the person. However, these tests are not always accurate, so a person could be driving legally and still end up with a DUI.

A woman in Libertyville was arrested after police suspected that she may be driving under the influence of alcohol. According to police reports, officers came upon a stopped vehicle on Milwaukee Avenue. Officers said they approached the vehicle, thinking that the driver may need help.

As they spoke with the driver, officers said they noticed an odor of alcohol and decided to administer field sobriety tests. After allegedly failing sobriety tests, police said that they arrested the driver. The woman was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, according to reports.

Even though field sobriety tests are not 100 percent accurate, an individual may still end up being charged with driving under the influence. A DUI charge can be embarrassing as well as detrimental to a person's future. Illinois residents who have been accused of driving under the influence have the right to defend against the charge. Acquiring the services of a legal representative could prove very beneficial to one's case. A criminal defense lawyer experienced with DUI cases can offer guidance during this confusing experience while safeguarding personal rights.

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