Officers trained on seated sobriety test
When it comes to pulling over drunk or drugged drivers, officers both on the roads and on the water have heard every excuse in the book.
From complaining about back pain to a woman refusing to walk in her high heels, people can usually think of a reason to not perform the traditional “walk and turn” sobriety test.
But a new test takes walking heel to toe or doing the “one leg stand” out of the equation completely.
Recently, officers from agencies across the region attended a standardized seated field sobriety test course, which offers them a new way to test drivers while still behind the wheel.
The Waynesville Police Department hosted the course in conjunction with the Western North Carolina chapter of MADD and course instructors from the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission....