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ND Supreme Court weighs the legality of criminal penalties for DUI test refusal

The North Dakota Supreme Court this past week heard oral arguments from a pair of cases related to the North Dakota Legislature’s 2013 decision to criminalize refusal to submit to a chemical test in suspected drunken driving cases.

In North Dakota, refusal to submit to a chemical test holds the same penalty as driving under the influence, including potential jail time.

Refusing either a preliminary breath test, which is not admissible in a jury trial, or a chemical test is grounds for the charge.

Read more: http://www.parkrapidsenterprise.com/content/nd-supreme-court-weighs-legality-criminal-penalties-dui-test-refusal-0

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