Driver’s insistence upon blood test alone constituted refusal.

Topic: DUI, Decided by Judge Kennedy 
Docket Number: 1450018 , Decision Date: 2014-06-17 
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The driver, who was under arrest for driving under the influence (DUI), refused to take the breath test designated by the arresting officer, insisting instead he would only take a blood test.  Refusing to take the test designated by the arresting officer is tantamount to a refusal to submit to chemical testing, even though a driver is entitled to request an independent test after submitting to the test designated by the officer.