Some Utah residents may have heard that refusing to take a breath test when suspected of driving under the influence makes it more difficult for prosecutors to prove impairment. That may be true, but it also may not stop you from facing a DUI charge. Further, there are risks involved with such a refusal.
This is because all states, including Utah, have what are called laws of implied consent. When you applied and tested to obtain your driver's license, you consented to undergo testing if you are ever suspected of being impaired while driving. This includes field sobriety tests and breath tests.