You are stopped by an officer and arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. The officer asks for a test to determine the amount of alcohol in your blood. In this situation, you

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  • Don't have to take test if you haven't been drinking
  • Don't have to take the test until you consulted with a lawyer
  • Must take the test or risk losing your license


Driving is a privilege, and under Connecticut?s Implied Consent Law any person who operates a motor vehicle is presumed to have given his or her consent to a test to determine blood alcohol concentration (BAC). If you are arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, you will be asked to submit to a blood, breath, or urine test, which shows your blood alcohol content (BAC). If you refuse to take a test, your license will be suspended for at least six months or possibly more, depending on the number of prior offenses on your driving record and on your age. These penalties, imposed by the Commissioner under the law known as Administrative Per Se are in addition to any penalties imposed by the court if, as a result of your arrest, you are convicted of DUI.

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