Do I have to take a Breath Test when stopped for DUI in South Carolina?

A person who drives a motor vehicle in this State is considered to have given consent to chemical tests of his breath, blood, or urine for the purpose of determining the presence of alcohol or drugs or the combination of alcohol and drugs if arrested for an offense arising out of acts alleged to have been committed while the person was driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or a combination of alcohol and drugs. If you refuse these tests after being stopped by law enforcement on reasonable suspicion of DUI your driver’s license will be immediately suspended for 6 months, on the first offense, and you may face additional penalties.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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