Just because you are stopped for drunk driving in New Jersey, that doesn't mean that the police had probable cause to arrest you for that charge. Without probable cause, the arrest must fail and any evidence that was obtained as a result must be suppressed. For that reason, if a police officer suspects you of drunk driving, he will have you perform certain "sobriety tests" before deciding whether or not to arrest you.

There are many tests that get performed by people on the side of the road, including reciting the alphabet and touching their nose with their index fingers and their eyes closed. Although entertaining for the police officer, they do nothing to establish probable cause of alcohol impairment.  For more information on New Jersey field sobriety tests, check out this article.

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