Civil Liberties

Tennessee Drunk Tests Are Hard


Tennessee's Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court ruling that Sevierville police should not have arrested David D. Bell for driving under the influence. Both courts noted that Bell passed six different field sobriety tests including a four-finger count, reciting the alphabet from the letter G to S, identifying the year of his fifth, sixth, or seventh birthday, perform a one-legged stand while counting to thirty, and doing a nine-step walk-and-turn.