In Rhode Island you are not legally required to submit to a field sobriety test and you will be subject to a fine or penalty for refusing. In fact, it may be wise to not submit to any field sobriety testing if you are impaired since all you will be doing is giving the prosecution more ammunition. If you refuse a chemical test such as a breath test you will however be charged with refusing a breath test if the state can demonstrate they had reasonable grounds to believe you were driving impaired. The best course of action is to not get behind the wheel if you are impaired to any degree. Call Uber, a taxi, a friend or family member or make arrangements to stay overnight. There is simply too much at risk to drive impaired.
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