Walk and Turn Test in Maryland

Walk and Turn is one of the tests drivers are asked to perform when officers in Maryland conduct Standardized Field Sobriety Tests to determine whether a driver is impaired by alcohol. Walk and Turn is a divided attention test in which the driver takes 9 steps, heel to toe, and turns in a specific way in order to take 9 return steps to the starting point. While drivers impaired by alcohol certainly may be unable to walk in a straight line, balance, perform the turn, or follow the officer’s specific instructions, unimpaired drivers may also have trouble for a variety of reasons. Being overweight, having a medical condition or injury, or wearing high-heeled shoes and some reasons a driver could be unable to properly complete the test. Call Azari Law at 301.362.3300 to discuss your defense against DUI or other alcohol-related charges today.