This article describes what could happen to unwary individuals who could be driving after a few drinks while they judge themselves to be sober and "in very good shape." An imaginary situation is used to illustrate the point. Thus, such an individual could be stopped by a police officer for momentarily crossing the white line and be administered the field sobriety test. He could then be taken to the police station for a blood alcohol test which could very well give a result of 0.11. This would then result in being booked into a cell for the night and the car impounded. If the individual is a member of the armed forces this could lead to further disciplinary action, revoking of privileges at the base, and official reports by the Armed Forces Police. It may be necessary to retain a lawyer. The case could then end with a payment of $300 in fines and $120 in court costs, and a year's probation. If it is a first offense, it could only be recorded as a misdemeanor.

  • Corporate Authors:

    US Air Force Inspection and Safety, Center

    Norton AFB, CA  United States  92409
  • Authors:
    • Smolinski, R A
  • Publication Date: 1984-3

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 12-13
  • Serial:
    • Driver
    • Volume: 17
    • Issue Number: 10
    • Publisher: US Air Force Inspection and Safety, Center

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00390738
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-037 011
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1984 12:00AM