RonK wrote:human909 wrote:RonK wrote:But if they are investigating another offence (not wearing a helmet) they can most certainly request a breathe test if they suspect the cyclist is intoxicated.
And the cyclist is within their rights to refuse.
Sure, anyone can refuse - but refusing a breathe test is also an offence in Queensland.
Yes. Police can breath test cyclists. RBT is exempt. No different than public intoxication. And yes if you get breath tested while on a bicycle and fail you will be treated the same if you were behind the wheel of a car. Its the only cycling offence that carries demerit points. Speeding only results in fines.