Getting pulled over is never fun, but getting pulled over because a police officer simply suspected that you driving while intoxicated (DWI) is not only not fun, it may be illegal. Law enforcement officers in the state of New Hampshire are trained to use DWI/DUI Detection procedures that are set forth by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The DWI Detection process involves evidence based phases in determination of whether or not an individual may be arrested for a suspected DWI violation. There are three phases to the DWI detection process:
- Phase One – Vehicle in Motion;
- Phase Two – Personal Contact; and
- Phase Three – Pre ‐arrest Screening
The question must be asked: Can an officer in New Hampshire pull me over just because he suspected I was driving while intoxicated?