January 19, 2006
Criminal Penalties for Refusing to Take a Breathalyzer Test?
From CNN.com: Reasoning that people who refuse to take breathalyzer tests when pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving often receive milder penalties than people who take the test, five states are seeking to pass bills to lengthen license suspensions or make it a criminal offense to refuse a breathalyzer test. These states include Ohio, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, where the percentages of people pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving who refuse the test are among the highest in the nation. Nationwide, an average of 25 percent of people pulled over refuse to take a breath test. More on potential harsher DUI laws. . . [Mark Godsey]
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