What Happens If Someone Failed The Standardized Field Sobriety Tests?

What Happens If Someone Failed The Standardized Field Sobriety Tests?

Gary Churak's Answer

Whether or not someone failed the test is strictly subjective on the officer’s part. The officer will ask the person to take a breath test and they will fail the field sobriety test if the officer believes the person was intoxicated. The field sobriety tests will basically have no impact on whether or not someone is charged with a DWI; that will depend on whether the officer already made that determination when he stopped and observed the person.
What Happens If Someone Failed The Standardized Field Sobriety Tests?