Originally Posted by ancient_510
The only two questions you must correctly answer are "what is your name?" and "what is your address?".
Only one time have I been held at a roadblock for an extended period of time for refusing to answer questions. Every other interaction has been a 5-10 minute affair. Talk at me for 5 minutes, take licence and rego, go to cruiser, run my info, come back a few minutes later, instruct me to move on.
Going through Counterattack Roadblocks, I drive by, roll down window, officer asks "Did you have any alcohol to drink?" I answer "No", and then I'm off and continuing along to where I was headed.
They don't even ask for my name and address. If the officer asks if you had anything to drink, do you just ignore him or tell him you have right to not answer? Why waste 5-10 minutes when you just have to say "No" assuming you didn't drink anything and be off after a few seconds of interaction.
Now, I've never gone through a roadblock after having a drink though (I have a strict no drinking and driving policy I adhere to) so I don't know what to tell you to do if you were drinking and get stopped at a Roadblock.
However, if I was an officer and you refused to answer all questions other than name and address, I might be more inclined to think you have something to hide even if you didn't.