Are Breathalyzer tests obligatory in Tennessee?
If the police stop you and ask you to blow into their Breathalyzer, you might prefer not to. You might feel putting your mouth to the testing unit is unhygienic. Before you say no, you need to understand the laws.
What is implied consent?Certain states give you the option to refuse a Breathalyzer test. Tennessee is not one of them. Implied consent means that when you take the wheel of a vehicle, the law assumes you agree to a blood alcohol test should police ask you.
What happens if I refuse to take the Breathalyzer test?If you refuse to blow into the police machine, there will be consequences:
- You lose your driver’s license for one year if it is your first offense
- You lose your driver’s license for two years if it is your second offense