Anyone who has ever been pulled over knows the feeling. Once those blue lights appear in your review window, your pulse starts to quicken and your nerves go through the roof. Your stress level will likely rise even higher if the law enforcement official who pulls you over thinks you have been drinking and requests that you take a breath test, which is intended to determine your blood-alcohol level and assess whether you can safely operate your vehicle. Contrary to popular belief, however, breath tests are not foolproof.
America was founded on ideals of personal freedom. The whole idea of punishing someone for refusing to take a test is a stretch for us.