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.