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    Erie Community College
  Jan 18, 2018
Spring 2018 Catalog

LE 239 - Field Sobriety Testing

Credit Hours: 2

This course introduces police officers to the various drugs that may impair driving. Participants learn of the impact of CNS depression, CNS stimulants, hallucinogens, phencyclidine (PCP), narcotic analgesics, inhalants and cannabis on the driver's ability to safely operate motor vehicles. They also learn of the field test that may be administered to ascertain the likelihood that a driver is operating under impairment of facilities from ingestion, injection or consumption of a prohibited substance.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to: •

  • state the goals and objectives of the course;
  • define the term "drug" in the context of DWI/DUI enforcement;
  • name the seven categories of drugs;
  • describe the observable signs generally associated with the seven drug categories;
  • describe medical conditions and other situations that can produce similar signs; and
  • explain and administer the horizontal gaze nystagmus, walk and turn, and one leg stand tests and, if indicated, the Romberg Balance Test.

Year Round (N)