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In Arizona, it is legal for police officers to conduct a random driving under the influence (DUI) stops at checkpoints. An Arizona Supreme Court decision ruled DUI checkpoints and roadblocks constitutional. DUI checkpoints do not involve any specific suspicions; rather, they stop every driver at a certain point to check for DUI.
Whether you are under the influence or not, a field sobriety test can be intimidating. Field sobriety tests are notorious for making drivers look silly. They are difficult to pass, even if a driver is completely sober. Standing on one leg, performing a walk and turn, and following a pen with your eyes are the three most common field sobriety tests.
You don’t think you’ve done anything wrong, but red and blue lights flash behind you. You pull over and roll down your window. The officer asks you questions about where you’ve been and where you’re going, but won’t tell you why he or she made the stop.
As an average driver in Arizona, you might know the basics of the state’s driving under the influence (DUI) laws. Drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of 0.08% or higher and get pulled over for DUI is the rule.