What Is The Breathalyzer, What Does It Measure, And Do I Have To Take It?
“A breathalyzer is a machine that you blow into, that measures your blood alcohol content. If you are arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence, the officer will advise you that you have an option of two tests, a blood test or a breath test.
The breathalyzer is the breath test, and the blood test basically measures the same thing, your blood alcohol content.
If you refuse both those tests, then the officer will advise you that that will be considered a refusal by the Department of Motor Vehicles, and you will lose your license for one year.
I would advise anyone to go ahead and submit to one of those two tests. We will be able to then fight to try to keep their license depending on what happens, and if they’re cited for driving under the influence.” – DUI Defense Lawyer Philip Greenberg