Do You Have to Give Blood If the Police Ask You to for a DUI?

Over the last several decades most states in the United States, including the State of Tennessee, have strengthened their drunk driving laws as well as imposed tougher penalties for a conviction for driving under the influence. One tool used by law enforcement to determine if a motorist has been driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a chemical test. A chemical test may be a breath, blood, or urine test. Although a breath test is the most commonly used form of chemical test, a blood test may be used if the police suspect a driver is under the influence of drugs instead of, or in addition to, alcohol. If you find yourself under arrest for DUI in Tennessee you may wonder if you have to give blood if the police ask you to submit to a blood test. Although the police cannot generally force you to submit to a blood test to check for the presence of drugs or alcohol in your system, there are consequences for refusing the test. Along with increasing the penalties for a DUI convict


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