Obey cops’ doing breath test

Motorists have been asked to comply with uniformed police officers if they are asked to take a breathalyser test.

If they fail to do so, they can be charged with failing to comply.

Constable Kemar White made that point yesterday during a breathalyser training and sensitisation session with the staff of Cooperators General Insurance at the Lloyd Erskine Centre, Two Mile Hill, St Michael.

“Once you go over the prescribed limit, it is an arrestable offence and if you refuse to give the specimen of breath, that is also arrestable and it’s an offence. So not only would you be charged for suspicion of being under the influence, you’ll be charged for failing to give the specimen of breath, blood or urine and we don’t want it to come to that.

“However, all of these things are consensual. We would ask you, the subject, if you are willing to give the specimen and we would always warn you that failure to do so would be liable on summary conviction,” White said. (TG)

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