"After the court ruling, what police would be doing is asking people to self-incriminate themselves, and of course the Constitution has never supported that," said state Sen. Randy Robertson, a Republican from Cataula and a former law enforcement officer. "You'll probably see a lot more agencies go toward the blood test option."
The legislation covers the implied consent warnings that police read in cases of drunken driving, hunting and boating.
But state lawmakers didn't attempt to override the court's decision, Elliott v. the State.
They plan to study the state’s DUI laws and consider additional changes during next year’s legislative session.
It would take an amendment to the Georgia Constitution to reinstate mandatory breathalyzer tests.
Amending the state constitution requires two-thirds majorities in both the state House and Senate, followed by approval from a majority of Georgia voters.