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Q: Is it a law tgat I have to have a interlock device bc I refused a drug test. But offered to do a urine test?

Got pulled over for speeding..state trooper said i was on meth..after me telling him I took a 5 hour energy drink.. literally minutes before getting pulled over..he asked if I would let them draw blood where I stated I was deathly scared of needles..and then I offered to take a urine test and he said no..so I get to court they drop everything except implied consent law. I lost my driving privileges for a year..my punishment right? So I go this year with no license..when the year is up i go to get my drivers license back..they're saying I have to have interlock on my vehicle for another year...I have no prior drug/alcohol related charges at all..barely have a criminal record at all..so just bc he decides that I'm on meth bc of how my pupils reacted to his flashlight with cars going by with headlights on his blue lights flashing in my eyes...so I have to go without license for a year..have a interlock another year...how is this legal when I offered to take a urine test

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Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: You were found in violation of Implied Consent. Apparently you did not try to get a restricted TNDL, so you have to now for the year to make DOS happy. Refusal of the test is a violation. However it is much better than getting convicted of DUI, so you were correct in refusing.

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