Are Breath Tests for DWI Arrests Foolproof?

Breath tests used as probable cause for DWI arrests are far from foolproof. The alcohol level in your bloodstream can change rapidly in a fairly short amount of time. As a result, breath test results could differ wildly from a person who takes the test just a few minutes after consuming an alcoholic drink and […]
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What is the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test?

Horizontal gaze nystagmus (HGN) is an involuntary horizontal jerking or bouncing of the eyeball that occurs when one’s eye gazes to the side. Alcohol consumption impairs your brain’s ability to control your eye movements, which makes the HGN appear. The more alcohol you have consumed, the more pronounced the jerking or bouncing of the eyeball […]
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DWI When You Have a CDL

Under Missouri law, operators of commercial motor vehicles have heightened standards with which they must comply when it comes to drinking and driving. While drivers of passenger vehicles commit DWI when they drive with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or more, drivers of commercial motor vehicles commit DWI when they drive with a […]
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