Written by attorney Stacey M. Washington

The Consequences of Refusing a PBT or Breathalyzer Test in Michigan

Drivers stopped for suspicion of drunk driving in Michigan are often offered a preliminary breath test (PBT) to see if they are over the legal limit. If the police officer believes there is probable cause to arrest the driver for drunk driving, the driver is offered a chemical test (breathalyzer) to confirm that the driver has a blood alcohol content (BAC) over the .08% legal limit. Drivers are obligated to take the breathalyzer under Michigan's Implied Consent law.

Watch Ann Arbor DUI attorney discuss the different consequences of refusing a PBT or breathalyzer in Michigan.

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