One Leg Stand Test in Maryland
The One Leg Stand (OLS) test is one of several tests performed by drivers who are suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol. The driver must lift one foot about 6 inches off the ground and balance for 30 seconds (or count to 30) while arms are kept to the sides and without lowering the raised foot. During the test, officers look for signs of intoxication, such as swaying, hopping, difficulty balancing, or poor sense of time passage (if asked to count to 30 and completing the count earlier or later than 30 seconds). Although these signs may indicate intoxication, some medical conditions may make it difficult for a driver to balance properly even while sober. If you have been charged with DUI or any other alcohol-related offense, call Azari Law at 301.362.3300 to discuss your case today.