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The 2021 Florida Statutes

Title XXIV
VESSELS
Chapter 327
VESSEL SAFETY
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F.S. 327.359
327.359 Refusal to submit to testing; penalties.A person who has refused to submit to a chemical or physical test of his or her breath or urine, as described in s. 327.352, and who has been previously fined under s. 327.35215 or has previously had his or her driver license suspended for refusal to submit to a lawful test of his or her breath, urine, or blood, and:
(1) Who the arresting law enforcement officer had probable cause to believe was operating or in actual physical control of a vessel in this state while under the influence of alcoholic beverages, chemical substances, or controlled substances;
(2) Who was placed under lawful arrest for a violation of s. 327.35 unless such test was requested pursuant to s. 327.352(1)(c);
(3) Who was informed that if he or she refused to submit to such test, he or she is subject to a fine of $500;
(4) Who was informed that a refusal to submit to a lawful test of his or her breath or urine, if he or she has been previously fined under s. 327.35215 or has previously had his or her driver license suspended for refusal to submit to a lawful test of his or her breath, urine, or blood, is a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083; and
(5) Who, after having been so informed, refused to submit to any such test when requested to do so by a law enforcement officer or correctional officer

commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

History.s. 9, ch. 2002-263; s. 8, ch. 2021-184.