Police usually choose breath because it’s easier and quicker for the officer to administer.
It’s done at the police station on a breath alcohol instrument called a Datamaster.
When the driver refuses the breath test, the officer will attempt to get a warrant to draw the driver’s blood.
Most people think a blood test for alcohol is more accurate than a breath test.
Generally, a blood test is a better test to determine the amount of alcohol in a person only if the blood is drawn properly, preserved properly, delivered to the lab promptly, and analyzed strictly pursuant to applicable protocols and procedures.
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