On April 25th at 1:00pm, the St. Marys Police Department hosted a Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) refresher class at City Hall. A unique aspect of the class was that actual subjects were tested. Which means that alcohol was provided to volunteers and several of them were under some level of intoxication. (The beverages were provided by the City and rides home were also provided.)
The following is from the SMPD Facebook page.
On April 25th at 1:00pm, the St. Marys Police Department will be hosting a class at the George Perry Memorial Armory. There will be several departments in the area to attend this class. The subject matter is in regards to Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. This is a refresher class. Meaning that each officer attending must have a prior "SFST" credential to attend. One of the things that makes this testing unique; is the subjects being tested. The test subjects will be volunteers who have donated their time...and livers....to the class.
As per instructed by KHP; I will need to have approximately 1 subject per 3-4 students. If you fit the following criteria; and are available for testing; please send the department an instant message or contact Chief Winkleman at firstname.lastname@example.org Please be aware that many of the test subjects will be under some level of intoxication. (These beverages will be provided on location. Rides home will be provided.)
The class will begin at 1:00pm (Appx 6 hrs). This is when the volunteers are also to report.
General Good Health
Preferred under 65years of age
No Rx medication that will be enhanced or effected by the consumption of alcohol.
Preferred to not be 50lbs overweight (Negotiable)