Today’s blog topic comes courtesy of the DMV’s weekly Ask George column.
Q: Can you refuse to participate in a breathalyzer test after being pulled over by a police officer who suspects you’ve been drinking and driving?
A: Yes, but that decision does not come without consequences, according to Ask George.
“When you were issued your driver license, you agreed to consent to a chemical test of your blood, breath, or urine for the purpose of determining the alcoholic or drug content of your blood when requested to do so by a peace officer,” the column stated. “If you refuse to submit to the test, your license can be revoked for a year.”
Learn more about your rights when stopped on suspicion of DUI, check out these DMV links http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/hdbk/actions_aps_court.htm and http://www.dmv.ca.gov/teenweb/crazy_btn3/pas_test.htm.