The police say I've been drinking and driving. What are my rights?

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If the police want to test if you’ve been drinking within 3 hours of driving, they can demand that you take a roadside breath test to check for alcohol impairment. They do not need a reason to ask you to take a breath test. And you do not have the right to refuse a breath test in this situation. 

If you're not able to provide a breath sample, and the police have reasonable grounds to suspect that you’ve been drinking within 3 hours of driving, they may take a blood sample. Your blood sample is used to determine the concentration of alcohol in your blood. You do not have the right to refuse a blood test in this situation.

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Original Article Source Credits:   Steps To Justice , https://stepstojustice.ca/

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Original Article Posted on:  December 18, 2018

Link to Original Article:  https://stepstojustice.ca/questions/criminal-law/police-say-ive-been-drinking-and-driving-what-are-my-rights



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