Is refusing a breathalyzer a good idea?

Is refusing a breathalyzer a good idea?

If you refuse a Breathalyzer test, you will most likely face serious consequences. For instance, if an officer stops you and believes you are intoxicated, and you refuse to submit to a test to determine your blood-alcohol concentration (BAC), you may risk having your license suspended or even face jail time.

Can police randomly Breathalyze you UK?

Only a police officer can request a breath test. However the officer does not have to be in uniform. They will have to be uniformed to administer it (unless after an accident).

Can you be randomly Breathalyze?

The Police can breathalyse you if they have reasonable cause to believe that you were the driver at the time of a road accident. No suspicion of having alcohol in your body is required.

How do you refuse alcohol?

Statements to use in refusing alcohol:

  1. “I have more positive things in to do in my life.”
  2. “I don’t need to drink; being sober is a great high.”
  3. “I would rather hang out at the rec center or student center.”
  4. Say, “No thanks, I don’t need it.”
  5. “Sorry, my friends and I have chosen not to drink.”
  6. “Sorry, I don’t drink.”

Can you be prosecuted for drink driving without being Breathalysed?

In other words, you are driving whilst over the drink drive limit. You cannot be convicted of this unless it has been proven that you are over the limit after taking a breath, urine or blood test from the police station. The readings must be taken from a Government approved device such as a breathalyser.

How can police prove drunk driving UK?

Most drink drivers are caught by the police, having been pulled over at the side of the road after driving in a suspicious manner. However, the police may also follow drivers to their destination and catch them there. They do this by performing a breath test which shows how much alcohol is in your breath.

What is a good excuse to not drink alcohol?

“I’m allergic.” (This is a good one if you’ve never met these people before and will never see them again.) “I’m giving up drinking for lent/it’s against my religion.” (Again, another good one for strangers.) “I’m trying to lose weight.” “I’m training for an athletic competition.”

What do you say when refusing alcohol?

Use tact – politely inform the patron you will not serve them any more alcohol. Do point to posters/signs behind the liquor service point to reinforce your decision. Do explain the reason for refusal of service (e.g. showing signs of being unduly intoxicated).

What is a first time consequence of refusing a law enforcement?

What is a first-time consequence of refusing a law enforcement officer’s request to take a breathalyzer or blood test? Your license will automatically be suspended.