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Number: 719

  • Civil Rights
  • Constitutional Use of Law Enforcement Authority
  • Legal Updates
May 23, 2023
0830 - 1630

This new program will provide students with a comprehensive overview of DUI enforcement and a summary of all impaired driving curriculums developed by the National highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which will assist them in determining if they require or desire future DUI training. Emphasis will be placed on the tenants of DUI enforcement not covered in basic training. Officers will also be provided with the genesis and motivation for techniques, procedures, and law currently used in DUI enforcement. Pharmacology and physiology will be discussed in order to enhance officers’ knowledge of the effects of alcohol/drugs on the human body. Eye examinations will focus on the dynamics of pupillary reaction to stimuli related to possible impairment caused by alcohol/drugs. This course will not train officers in field testing per se, but will review common mistakes made by officers when conducting such tests, thus enabling officers to avoid future defense challenges. This course will emphasize the eight implied consent warnings and the statutory elements required for enforcement. The final portion of the program will focus on the chemical testing of breath, blood, and urine. Relevant court cases will be highlighted throughout the training.

Topics to be addressed include the following:

  • Review of NHTSA curriculums
  • Pharmacology and physiology of alcohol on the human body and pharmacokinetics utilizing Widmark’s formulas
  • Retrograde extrapolation
  • The three phases of the DUI process as described by NHTSA
  • Common errors associated with Standardized Field Sobriety tests (SFST’s) and other non-standardized Tests
  • Eye exams conducted during DUI encounters and the pupillary dynamics of possible alcohol and/or drug Impairment
  • Approved Preliminary Breath Test instruments that have automatic sampling/self-diagnostics and the administrative rules governing their use
  • The 8 Implied Consent Warnings and the statutory elements associated with their use
  • Evidential chemical tests an officer may request after a DUI arrest and the administrative rules associated with each test
Instructor: Tony Lebron