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Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
1-Day Refresher

December 7, 2012
Champaign IL
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Non-Member Tuition:  - 0 -

This class will review effective procedures for testing drivers for intoxication at roadside, including the recognition and interpretation of evidence indicating DUI violations, and the proper methods for administering standardized field sobriety tests approved by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).  Participants will view NHTSA approved videos to assess a subject's impairment and record observations of SFST performance.  Articulating DUI evidence clearly and convincingly in written reports and verbal testimony will also be covered.

The admissibility of Horizontal Gage Nystagmus (HGN) in Illinois will be extensively reviewed and discussed.  Instruction will prepare officers for inevitable cross-examination on HGN testing in the field.

Topics include:

        Visual Detection of Drinking Drivers
        Behavioral Indications of Drug Influence
        Psycho Physical Field Sobriety Tests
        Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN)
        HGN Review and Admissibility
        People v. McKown (IL Supreme Court - 2010)
        Surviving Cross-Examination
        Videotapes of Actual DUI Arrests

      Dep. J.R. Meeker, Champaign County Sheriff's Office
                            Lt. Clint Howard, Douglas County Sheriff's Office

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