Did You Blow? The Consequences of Refusing a Breathalyzer Test in North Carolina

Picture this: It's Friday evening, and you're driving home after having a beer with friends at your favorite local brewery. As you're nearing your residence, red and blue lights flash behind you and a patrol car beckons you to pull over. You comply. The approaching officer suspects you of a DWI and asks you to submit a breathalyzer test. You, believing there's no cause for concern, state your rights and refuse. What happens next? In North Carolina, driving while under the influence can lead to serious consequences. To summarize the [...]