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Originally posted by eradown
[Making it impossible for many dumb and uncoordinated people to have drivers liscenses will only lead to more poverty and cronyism.
Can I refuse a breathalyzer, urine test, or blood test? If so, should I?
Yes, you can refuse to submit to a breathalyzer, urine test, or blood test. However, by refusing these tests you violate the implied consent law, which states that by driving a motor vehicle on a Texas roadway you already consented to chemical testing. Therefore, your driver's license may be suspended and charges may be assessed against you. Also, your refusal can be used as evidence against you at trial.
Can a police officer force me to take a breathalyzer, urine test, or blood test?
A police officer can only force you to take a breathalyzer, urine test, or blood test if the four following requirements are met:
1. there is a DWI arrest and an accident;
2. the officer has a reasonable belief that any individual has died or will die as a result of the accident;
3. an individual, other than the person arrested, has suffered serious bodily injury; and
4. the individual arrested for DWI refused to give a specimen voluntarily