2017 ORS 813.310¹
Refusal to take chemical test admissible as evidence

This section is amended
Effective January 1, 2020
Relating to traffic offenses; amending ORS 135.815, 813.100, 813.120, 813.130, 813.131, 813.132, 813.135, 813.136, 813.140, 813.310, 813.320 and 813.602.

If a person refuses to submit to a chemical test under ORS 813.100 (Implied consent to breath or blood test) or refuses to consent to chemical tests under ORS 813.140 (Chemical test with consent), evidence of the person’s refusal is admissible in any civil or criminal action, suit or proceeding arising out of acts alleged to have been committed while the person was driving a motor vehicle on premises open to the public or the highways while under the influence of intoxicants. [1983 c.338 §595; 1985 c.16 §301]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 813—Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors813.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.