DWI: Taking a Breathalyzer Test
According to dui.drivinglaws.org, “Louisiana law requires you to take a breath, blood, or urine test if you are arrested for a DWI”. This goes under the “implied consent” law in Louisiana. This law also says that if an officer that arrests somebody has probable cause that he or she has been driving/boating while intoxicated, that person consents to taking a blood, breath, or urine test to determine that person’s BAC.
There are a few offenses, if one refuses to take the test. The 1st offense is a 6 month license revocation, the 2nd offense is also a 6 month license revocation, and the 3rd offense is 2 days minimum jail time. If arrested, it’s the duty of the officer to tell you your rights and consequences you face if you refuse the test. In short, it’s better to cooperate than to refuse to take a blood/breath/urine test.
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