field sobriety test
- A preliminary assessment by law enforcement to gauge if a driver may be under the influence of an intoxicant by checking their ability to perform tasks akin to those needed to operate a vehicle
- The officer administered a field sobriety test after noticing the driver's erratic steering.
- Suspected of drunk driving, he was asked to undergo a field sobriety test.
- Being pulled over for distracted driving often results in a field sobriety test.