Do I have to take a sobriety test?

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If you are pulled over and asked to take a sobriety test, whether it’s walking in a straight line or a breathalizer, do you really have to take these tests?

This a good question.

The simple answer is no. However, refusing these tests may get your driver’s license suspended and you may spend some time down at the local police station. This all depends on what state your are in when you get pulled over.

If you are arrested for a DUI and you refuse to take a chemical test after arrest, you can face manditory jail time dependending on what state you are in.

Comment by J. Hakes: “I remember I went to jail for a day because of a warrant I had out for not paying parking tickets. There was a guy in jail with me that got pulled over for a DUI. He refused to take the breathalyzer or blood test. I guess he thought it was his constitutional right. Anyway, he got thrown in jail for refusing to take a sobriety test. He said that he has done this before and since he didn’t confess to drinking an driving and the fact that they had no evidence, meant he wouldn’t get a DUI.

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