Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus in Maryland

When an officer administers the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test on a driver suspected of driving while intoxicated, the driver must track a moving object (officer’s finger, pen, light, etc.) with his/her eyes while keeping his/her head stationary. The officer will watch for a wobble or jerk in the eye (nystagmus) as it follows the stimulus…

DUI Drugs in Maryland

In Maryland, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of any substance that can impact the driver’s ability to drive safely is illegal. Alcohol is commonly thought of as such a substance, but in reality, any drug – illegal or prescription – qualifies as a substance that can land a driver with a DUI…