When a Washington driver receives his or her driver's license, the state considers that they have agreed to implied consent. Implied consent grants a police officer to request that a suspected drunk driver submit to chemical testing, such as a blood test or a Breathalyzer exam. If at the time of your DUI arrest you chose to refuse a Breathalyzer, you may be worried about what that can imply.
Nationwide, drivers suspected of drunk driving refused to submit to a Breathalyzer test about 25 percent of the time. However, often the consequences may be harsher for those who refused to submit to testing. This may be to force those who would otherwise refuse to submit to testing to comply, as in some instances the consequences for refusing may be worse than a possible DUI conviction.