Consequences For Refusing The Breathalyzer Test

Periods of revocation are defined in 47 OS § 6-205.1. If you refuse the test on the first offense, then you will have 18 months of extra interlock time beyond the initial revocation time. This applies to Class D motor vehicles. The following table is helpful in figuring out the revocation and interlock times.

License revocation & interlock time for DUI arrests within a 10-year period

Revocation timeExtra
Interlock time
1st offense< 0.156 monthsNone
1st offense≥ 0.15 or refusal6 months18 months
2nd OffenseN/A 1 year4 years
3rd & subsequent OffenseN/A3 years5 years


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