2006 Snohomish County Municipal Court Case
During a motion hearing, Mark W. Garka questioned the Officer extensively about the administration of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST). The Officer admitted that the Client PASSED all of the tests. The judge, who declared that he was not a big fan of the SFSTs, still found that there was enough evidence to find the Officer had reasonable cause to arrest the Driver. Later, in a jury trial, the Officer again admitted in court with the jury present that Mark's Client PASSED the field sobriety tests. After the jury deliberated, they found the Client NOT GUILTY.