In Georgia, which, like most other states, has an implied consent law, a driver agrees as a prerequisite to getting his or her driver's license to the administration of a breath test in the event a police officer has probable cause to suspect DUI.
As we have noted in past blogs, refusal to take a chemical test can have serious consequences. For starters, a driver can suffer a license suspension of up to one year for a first-time refusal. In addition, a police officer can obtain a warrant and then subject a motorist to a forcible blood draw at a hospital.
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