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More on the horizontal gaze nystagmus test in Colorado

In last week's post, this blog discussed the horizontal gaze nystagmus test. This test, especially when used in combination with other field sobriety tests, is supposedly an accurate means by which to tell if a person driving on the Colorado Springs highways is under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

What is the most reliable field sobriety test used in Colorado?

Although it might be debatable, according to studies commissioned by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the most reliable filed sobriety test that Colorado officers administer to suspected drunk or drugged drivers is the horizontal gaze nystagmus test, especially when it is used in combination with other tests.

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