Was just sitting around a buddy's place tonight having a beer, and conversation turned to the consequences of having a beer, and driving home.
He told me a tale of his encounter with the roadside screening device: basically, he was not drunk, but had been drinking.
He would not blow into the roadside device, so they arrested him (he was smart enough to keep his mouth shut on the question of whether or not he had been drinking).
He then asked for legal counsel. Took about an hour to get him into cells, where he got a phone call from legal aid duty counsel. He told the dude what he drank, what he weighed, and dude told him to blow.
He blew .025, so no big deal (there is a bit more to it than that, as the Po Po were pissed, but it is not relevant.) He might have blown .5 the hour previous, but who knows.
So- how is refusing to blow into the road side screening device handled now?
Is refusing to provide a sample punishable by the 30 day suspension, or do they charge you with the old criminal offence?