The Washington Implied Consent Law imposes penalties for refusing to take a DUI test.

Washington Implied Consent Law

The Washington Implied Consent Law is related to DUI motor vehicle offenses. If you’re a Washington licensed driver, you implicitly agree to provide a breath test if an officer suspects you of DUI/DWI. Refusal to test results in an automatic one-year license suspension.

The Washington Implied Consent Law mandates that all licensed drivers implicitly consent to providing a breathalyzer test if an officer suspects DUI. You can refuse to take a sobriety test, but in many cases, the penalty for refusing is harsher than complying.