What Driving Symptoms Do DUI Cops Look For?

April 7, 2014

Driving Symptoms and the Cops

If someone is pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence, there are the obvious symptoms that an officer will look for or notice right away if they suspect that you are intoxicated.

These symptoms include slurred speech, confusion, bloodshot eyes and the obvious smell of alcohol.

There are also certain driving patterns that can alert a police officer, making them suspect you may be a drunk driver.

Some are obvious, and some may not be as apparent to someone that is not a police officer. Some of them are as follows:

  • Making a turn with a wide radius
  • Driving on the center or lane marker
  • Coming close to or actually striking an object or vehicle
  • Weaving back and forth on the road / swerving
  • Driving outside of the designated roadway
  • Driving more than 10 miles per hour below the posted speed limit
  • Stopping or slowing in traffic for no reason
  • Drifting off to the sides of the road
  • Following too closely to vehicles in front of them
  • Erratic braking
  • Driving into oncoming traffic
  • Signaling inconsistently with riving actions or not signaling correctly at all
  • Showing slow response to traffic signals
  • Making abrupt or illegal turns
  • Accelerating or decelerating suddenly
  • Driving with no headlights after dark

These are some of the most common driving symptoms seen in drivers that are pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence.

If you have been charged with a DUI, contact a Tucson DUI attorney at Thrush Law Group immediately.

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