Do I have to take a Field Sobriety Test under Maine’s Drunk Driving Laws?
No. You do not have to submit to any part of a field sobriety test if you choose not to. This means you do not have to do the follow the pen test, the alphabet test, one leg stand, heal to toe, walk and turn, finger to nose, feet together eyes closed head back, or any other type "field sobriety test" offered to you by a police officer. And, unlike refusing to submit to a breath alcohol test, refusing to submit to a field sobriety test cannot result in the suspension of your driver's license.
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.
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