Officer Chooses the Type of Implied Consent Test In Most States

blood-alcohol-content-testIn most states, the arresting officer selects the type of test(s) that will be used to determine your blood alcohol level. For example, an officer in Georgia is given the discretion to request breath, blood, urine or all three, but about 95% of requested tests are for breath when alcohol is the only suspected impairing substance. For a more comprehensive understanding of the relationship between the administrative (civil) consequences for your refusal to submit to testing after arrest and the criminal charge of DUI, read my Comprehensive Guide to the Consequences of Administrative License Suspension.