Tuesday, November 3, 2009

You call this reliable?

Imagine going to a heart surgeon that tells you the most reliable surgery is one that has only been done on 28 people, has not been peer reviewed, the basis is not scientific, and there other more common surgeries available. How likely are you going to elect to have that surgery? As a Houston DWI Attorney I ask that very question during jury selection since it relates to the horizontal gaze nystagmus test (HGN). The HGN is not recognized by the science community, took over 5 years to complete after using only 28 subjects, there are 47 other things that may display the clues that a police officer is looking for when administering the test. How can anyone call this test reliable is beyond me.