Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping

Section 214:20-e

    214:20-e Refusal of Consent. –
If a person under arrest for a violation of RSA 214:20 refuses upon the request of a law enforcement officer to submit to a physical and/or chemical test designated by the law enforcement officer as provided in RSA 214:20-d, none shall be given, but the executive director shall revoke the person's hunting license for a period of 5 years from the date of the alleged violation. Any such revocation of a license shall be imposed in addition to any penalties provided by law, subject to review as hereinafter provided, and shall be imposed only upon the receipt by the executive director of a sworn report of the law enforcement officer containing the following:
I. That the law enforcement officer had reasonable grounds to believe the arrested person had been target practicing, hunting, taking or attempting to take wildlife while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, controlled drugs or a combination thereof.
II. The facts upon which the reasonable grounds to believe such are based.
III. That the person had been arrested.
IV. That the person had refused to submit to the test upon the request of the law enforcement officer.
V. That the law enforcement officer informed the arrested person of the person's right to have a similar test or tests conducted by a person of the arrested person's own choosing.
VI. That the law enforcement officer informed the arrested person of the fact that refusal to permit the test or tests will result in license revocation.

Source. 1996, 87:3, eff. Jan. 1, 1997.