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Georgia prosecutors can't bring up failed Breathalyzer tests

Late in February, the Supreme Court of Georgia ruled that prosecutors can't say if a defendant has previously declined a Breathalyzer test when trying a drunk driving case. In the past few days, senators were supposed to discuss whether roadside breath tests should be made mandatory in the state. The latest push to get these laws changed comes at a time when prosecutors are struggling to get convictions in these cases.

How do police know if I'm driving under the influence of drugs?

While field sobriety tests can aid police in correctly determining if drivers are intoxicated from alcohol 90 percent of the time or more, these tests are only 30 percent successful in helping police identify who is behind the wheel while on a marijuana high. This may lead you to wonder how, then, police are able to identify drugged drivers.

You can accidentally set off your ignition interlock device

If you're arrested and face a DUI, you know that one possibility is that you'll need to use an ignition interlock device (IID) moving forward. This device is like a Breathalyzer, except that it's connected to your vehicle. If you blow into it and are over the legal limit, your vehicle will not turn on and you will not be able to drive.

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