If you are driving along a Colorado highway and a police officer pulls you over, you may immediately feel a bit nervous. It seems to be an automatic reaction when red and blue lights flash in a rear view mirror. Just knowing that in a few moments a police officer is going to approach your vehicle may be enough to make you terribly anxious or even afraid. In many situations, an officer may simply issue you some type of warning and tell you that you are free to go.
If, on the other hand, the officer asks you to step out of your car, consider yourself detained. What happens next may determine your future, especially if you had anything to drink in the recent past that contained alcohol. When a police officer suspects you of drunk driving, he or she may ask you to submit to field sobriety tests.