Supreme Court Limits Warrantless Forced Blood Tests for DUI Suspects
The Supreme Court today ruled in Missouri v. McNeely (opinion here) that the natural dissipation of alcohol in the bloodstream does not constitute an exigency in every case sufficient to justify conducting a blood test without a warrant.
The majority opinion was written by Justice Sotomayor. There were two concurring and one dissenting opinions.
While the court didn't say a warrant was needed, it made clear officers shouldn't assume one is not needed. Scotus Blog explains: [More...]
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