Is being asked by cops to say the alphabet backwards a trap for DUI?
There's no way I could do that even stone sober. Do cops really ask that. What if I get pulled over and I'm not drunk but I can't do that? Is this a trap for getting a DUI even if you're not legally drunk?
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In fact, there is absolutely no validity to those type tests in any event. Only the horizontal gaze nystagmus, nine-step walk and turn, and the 30 second 'one-leg-stand' have been proven to have even slightest level of validity, and only under clinical conditions, such as a laboratory.
Your best course of action is to provide the officer your driver license, proof of insurance, and vehicle registration.
That is all that is required by law. At that point, you should inform the officer that you wish to consult your attorney and that you are asserting your 5th Amendment privilege to say nothing and to do nothing unless your attorney advises you.