You could face serious consequences if you were charged with driving under the influence. You could be charged with a DUI under several circumstances. Someone who operates a vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher may be charged with a DUI. A person who consumes any substance that impairs his or her mental or physical abilities and then operates a car, may also be subject to DUI charges.
If you have been driving a motor vehicle, a police officer may ask you to perform simple tests, such as trying to walk a straight line heel-to-toe, to decide if you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If you are arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, Missouri laws allow the police to ask you to consent to chemical tests for alcohol or drugs, and the results of the tests can be used against you in court.
You have the right to refuse to submit to the tests, but the fact that you refused may also be used against you in court. In addition, your driver’s license may be revoked or suspended if you refuse to submit to the tests.
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