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What symptoms and behavior is the officer looking for during the initial detention at…

Well, number one would probably be the odor of alcohol on your breath. If an officer smells alcohol on your breath, he or she is certainly going to be concerned about the fact that you’re driving under the influence. Other things they typically look for are slurred speech, a flushed face, glossy and red and watery eyes. If you’re asked to step out of the car, are you unsteady on your feet? If you’re asked to produce a driver’s license and insurance, are you fumbling around in your wallet? They’re looking for physical characteristics, but number one is going to be if they smell alcohol on your breath, and if they ask you if you’ve had something to drink and you tell them, “I’ve had a few drinks, or I’ve had one or two drinks or multiple drinks,” I would tell you there’s probably significant change you’re going to get arrested for DUI.