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 time Extra
Interlock time
1st offense < 0.15 6 months None
1st offense ≥ 0.15 or refusal 6 months 18 months
2nd Offense N/A  1 year 4 years
3rd & subsequent Offense N/A 3 years 5 years


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