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Standardized Field Sobriety Testingup to up to HS 178 R5/13

DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing

March 2013 Edition up toHS 178 R5/13 9 of 24

SFST Session 1 Introduction and Overview

Session 1 -Introduction

Housekeeping

  • Paperwork
  • Mandatory attendance
  • Breaks
  • Facility
  • Interruptions
  • All electronic devices off

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Session 1 -Introduction

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Learning Objectives

  • Course goals and objectives
  • Course schedule and activities
  • Participant Manual contents
  • Pre-training knowledge

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Upon successfully completing this session the participant will be able to:

  • State the goals and objectives of the course
  • Describe the course schedule and activities
  • Recognize the Participant Manual contents
  • Demonstrate their pre-training knowledge of course topics
  • Welcoming Remarks and Objectives Instructor Led Presentations
  • Administrative Details Written Examination
  • Pre-Test

CONTENT SEGMENTS LEARNING ACTIVITES

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The goal of this course is to ultimately increase deterrence of DWI violations; thereby reducing the number of crashes, deaths, and injuries caused by impaired drivers.

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Enforcement goals are to identify:

  • Enforcements role in general DWI deterrence
  • DWI detection phases, clues and techniques
  • Requirements for organizing and presenting testimonial and documentary evidence in DWI cases

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65 deaths and injuries each hour!

Session 1 ntroduc on

State and Local Data

  • Approximately _____ people now live in _____.
  • About _____ of these people will die in vehicle crashes.
  • About _____ will die in DWI crashes.

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  • Approximately ____________ people now live in ____________.
  • About __________ of these people will die in vehicle crashes.
  • About _________will die in DWI crashes.

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Job Performance Objectives

  • Recognize and interpret evidence of DWI violations
  • Administer and interpret Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs)
  • Describe DWI evidence clearly and convincingly
  • Ensure video and/or audio evidence if available is consistent with other evidence

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At the conclusion of this training, participants will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Recognize and interpret evidence of DWI violations
  • Administer and interpret Standardized Field Sobriety Tests
  • Describe DWI evidence clearly and convincingly in written reports and verbal testimony
  • Ensure video and/or audio evidence, if available, is consistent with other evidence

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Session 1 ntroduc on

Notes:_______________________________________________

Job Performance Objectives

  • Recognize and interpret evidence of DWI violations
  • Administer and interpret Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs)
  • Describe DWI evidence clearly and convincingly
  • Ensure video and/or audio evidence if available is consistent with other evidence

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Job Performance Enabling Objectives

  • Understand the tasks and decisions of DWI detection.
  • Recognize the magnitude and scope of DWI-related crashes, deaths, injuries, property loss and other social aspects of the DWI problem.
  • Understand the deterrent effects of DWI enforcement.
  • Understand the DWI enforcement legal environment.
  • Know and recognize typical vehicle maneuvers and human indicators symptomatic of DWI that are associated with initial observation of vehicles in operation.
  • Know and recognize typical reinforcing maneuvers and indicators that come to light during the stopping sequence.
  • Know and recognize typical sensory and other clues of alcohol and/or other drug impairment that may be seen during face to face contact with DWI subjects.
  • Know and recognize typical behavioral clues of alcohol and/or other drug impairment that may be seen during the subjects exit from the vehicle.
  • Understand the role and relevance of psychophysical testing in pre-arrest screening of DWI subjects.
  • Understand the role and relevance of preliminary breath testing in pre-arrest screening of DWI subjects.
  • Know and carry out appropriate administrative procedures for the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test.
  • Know and carry out appropriate administrative procedures for validated divided attention psychophysical tests.
  • Know and recognize typical clues of alcohol and/or other drug impairment that may be seen during administration of the SFSTs.
  • Understand the factors that may affect the accuracy of preliminary breath testing devices.
  • Understand the elements of DWI prosecution and their relevance to DWI arrest reporting.
  • Choose appropriate descriptive terms to convey relevant observations of DWI evidence.
  • Write clear, descriptive narrative DWI arrest reports.

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Session 1 ntroduc on Participant Manual

Participant Manual

  • Basic course reference
  • Class notes for every session
  • Manual organization
  • Preview sessions in advance
  • Review prior to exam

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The Participant Manual is the basic reference document for this course. The manual contains thumbnails of each instructor presentation that includes key messages for each frame. The manual also contains a glossary of terms that are used in this course.

  • Read each session prior to class.
  • Use the manual to review the material prior to taking the final exam.

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QUESTIONS?

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SFST Master Glossary of Terms

ACCOMMODATION REFLEX

The adjustment of the eyes for viewing at various distances. Meaning the pupils will automatically constrict as objects move closer and dilate as objects move further away.

ADDICTION

Habitual, psychological, and physiological dependence on a substance beyond ones voluntary control.

ADDITIVE EFFECT

One mechanism of polydrug interaction.For a particular indicator of impairment, two drugs produce an additive effect if they both affect the indicator in the same way.For example, cocaine elevates pulse rate and PCP also elevates pulse rate. The combination of cocaine and PCP produces an additive effect on pulse rate.

AFFERENT NERVES

See: Sensory Nerves.

ALKALOID

A chemical that is found in, and can be physically extracted from, some substance.For example, morphine is a natural alkaloid of opium. It does not require a chemical reaction to produce morphine from opium.

ALVEOLAR BREATH -Breath from the deepest part of the lung.

ANALGESIC

A drug that relieves or allays pain.

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ANALOG (of a drug)

An analog of a drug is a chemical that is very similar to the drug, both in terms of molecular structure and in terms of psychoactive effects. For example, the drug Ketamine is an analog of PCP.

ANESTHETIC

A drug that produces a general or local insensibility to pain and other sensation.

ANTAGONISTIC EFFECT

One mechanism of polydrug interaction.For a particular indicator of impairment, two drugs produce an antagonistic effect if they affect the indicator in opposite ways.For example, heroin constricts pupils while cocaine dilates pupils. The combination of heroin and cocaine produces an antagonistic effect on pupil size. Depending on how much of each drug was taken, and on when they were taken, the suspects pupils could be constricted, or dilated, or within the normal range of size.

ARRHYTHMIA

An abnormal heart rhythm.

ARTERY

The strong, elastic blood vessels that carry blood away the heart.

ATAXIA

A blocked ability to coordinate movements.A staggering walk and poor balance may be caused by damage to the brain or spinal cord. This can be the result of trauma, birth defect, infection, tumor, or drug use.

AUTONOMIC NERVE

A motor nerve that carries messages to the muscles and organs that we do not consciously control. There are two kinds of autonomic nerves, the sympathetic nerves and parasympathetic nerves.

AXON

The part of a neuron (nerve cell) that sends out a neurotransmitter.

BAC

(Blood Alcohol Concentration) -The percentage of alcohol in a persons blood.

BrAC

(Breath Alcohol Concentration) -The percentage of alcohol in a persons blood as measured by a breath testing device.

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