Court Rejects No Warrant DUI Blood Tests

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that police must try to obtain a search warrant from a judge before ordering blood tests for drunken-driving suspects, WRCB reports. The justices sided with a Missouri man who was subjected to a blood test without a warrant. Although he was found to have nearly twice the legal limit of alcohol in his blood and failed several field sobriety tests, justices agreed with the Missouri high court that said the blood test violated the Constitution’s prohibition against unreasonable searches and seizures.

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