What happens if I refuse to submit a breath test back at the station?

When an individual obtains a license to drive in the State of Washington, they are consenting to a breath test for alcohol if requested by law enforcement. While this consent is implicit, law enforcement will still give an individual suspected of DUI the opportunity to refuse to participate in the breath test. Should an individual refuse to participate in the breath test, however, there are series of consequences that individual must face. First, that refusal will be submitted to the Department of Licensing. DOL typically suspends an individual’s privilege for 90 days if suspected of DUI. However, if an individual refuses to participate in the breath test back at the station DOL will suspend that person’s ability to drive for a year.