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Being arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in New Hampshire—especially a motorcycle DWI—can be very confusing and overwhelming, but what happens after you have been arrested? What does the state need to prove its case against you in court in a motorcycle DWI arrest? New Hampshire criminal defense attorneys Tenn And Tenn, PA explain.motorcycle-pulled-over-by-police-300x200

Motorcycle DWI Evidence Presented in a New Hampshire Court

There is certain evidence that is gathered and presented to the New Hampshire court when the state is trying to prove its case against you after you have been arrested for a motorcycle DWI. The evidence generally falls into five different categories.

  • Driving symptoms or observed driving patterns;
  • Personal behavior and appearance;
  • Field sobriety tests;
  • Incriminating statements; and
  • Chemical tests.

Observed Driving Patterns, Personal Behavior, & Incriminating Statements

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Just as the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) has developed a DWI Detection Process for motor vehicles, they have also created specific guidelines in the “Detection of DWI Motorcyclists.” The creation of this guide came in response to law enforcement officers believing it to be impossible to distinguish between impaired and unimpaired motorcyclists. NHSTA researchers analyzed over 1000 motorcyclist DWI arrest reports and interviewed law enforcement personnel in order to compile a list of 100 cues that had already been used by officers in the identification of impaired motorcyclists.motorcycle-dui-e-300x200

The NHTSA conducted two field studies on 50 different sites throughout the United States and the compilation of the results allowed researchers to highlight the most effective cues available and as a result produced the “Motorcycle DWI Detection” Guide. Out of the 100 cues compiled by NHTSA, 14 cues have a higher probability to discriminate between impaired or unimpaired motorcycle operation.

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