Juvenile Breathalyzer

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Latest post 11-20-2007 2:57 PM by Drew. 7 replies.
  • 11-17-2007 11:08 AM

    • ktdad
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    Question [=?] Juvenile Breathalyzer

    Simple question: In Pennsylvania, can a juvenile (16yo) who is not operating a vehicle be asked or required to take a breathalyzer test?
  • 11-17-2007 1:57 PM In reply to

    • DOCAR
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    Feedback [*=*] re: Juvenile Breathalyzer

    Why not?
  • 11-17-2007 7:15 PM In reply to

    • CdwJava
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    Feedback [*=*] re: Juvenile Breathalyzer

    A juvenile can be ASKED anything.

    He can always opt to refuse.

    I do not believe PA has any law mandating a juvenile pedestrian take a breath test in the field, but there is always that chance (I am not from PA).

    - Carl
  • 11-18-2007 12:53 PM In reply to

    re: Juvenile Breathalyzer

    Sure.

    PA drinking age is 21.

    He can be asked to take a breathalyzer test even if he's walking down the street or sitting in his living room.

    He can probably be arrested and charged with underaged drinking if he refuses.

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  • 11-18-2007 2:55 PM In reply to

    Feedback [*=*] Asked, yes. Required, no.

    Absent other facts, like being under juvenile supervision.
  • 11-19-2007 11:22 PM In reply to

    • Drew
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    re: Juvenile Breathalyzer

    Well if the cops bust a teenage booze blast?

    Why not?



  • 11-20-2007 10:21 AM In reply to

    Note [#=#] Because there's no law REQUIRING it . . .

    The reason you have to blow when operating a vehicle is because your license is conditioned on doing so. Nothing similar for juveniles.
  • 11-20-2007 2:57 PM In reply to

    • Drew
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    re: Juvenile Breathalyzer

    I believe there may be some stuff in PA Code where in failure to submit to a breathalizer for a minor NOT involved in actual driving can lead to suspension of driving privledges for 90 days--but you need to dig deeper than this layman-----



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