There’s at least one lawyer in North Carolina who’s thinking outside the box:
Thomas contended it would be “fundamentally unfair” to use the results of field sobriety tests against one of his female clients because she was wearing stiletto heels at the time, making her unsteady on her feet.
One of the tests required the woman to walk a straight line for some distance and then pivot quickly. In another, she was supposed to stand on one foot for 30 seconds.
Considering that she was wearing stiletto heels, the woman did remarkably well by making it to 16 seconds, Thomas argued.
Judge Wade Barber squelched the results of the field sobriety tests and tossed out the DWI case. Besides the high heels, Barber concluded that a police officer administered the tests incorrectly.
How hard would it be to carry a pair of spiky heels in the car, even if you weren’t planning to wear them all night? Not hard at all. And to think I’ve been leaving my high heeled boots at home lo, these many Friday nights.