Supreme Court Considers Warrantless Blood Tests for DUI Suspects

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The U.S. Supreme Court will soon consider whether police need a court order to require a drunken-driving suspect to take a blood test without consent.

Arguments were heard Wednesday in a case involving a Missouri man who was observed driving recklessly and had a history of drunken-driving convictions. He refused to submit to a test, and the Missouri Supreme Court ruled that the police needed a warrant to take blood unless a delay could threaten someone’s life or destroy evidence.

The Supreme Court must decide whether the possibility of alcohol in the blood dissipating while police call for a warrant is enough reason to bypass the court order.

Read more here: Supreme Court weights warrantless blood tests in DUI cases

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