What Should I Do if I am Asked to Take the Breathalyzer Test?
If you are driving a vehicle and a police officer happens to pull you over, and you are asked to take a breathalyzer test on the site, consider how much alcohol you’ve had over the two, three, five-hour period of time prior to being stopped by the police officer. Essentially, the advice is to not take the breathalyzer test unless you’re absolutely certain that you’re going to pass it.
There are repercussions. A refusal to take the breathalyzer test will result in an automatic suspension of your license. On the other hand, if you take the breathalyzer test and it comes positive, there are severe repercussions, criminal in nature. Not only the suspension of your license, but the fact that a criminal record could be imposed upon you for the rest of your life. If you’re pulled over and you know you’ve been drinking, don’t take the breathalyzer test. That’s generally my advice.