Supreme Court Says Warrants Necessary for Blood Tests

Pennsylvania’s implied consent law recently went before the Supreme Court, with questions about the personal rights of suspected drunk drivers. According to CBS Philly, a recent breathalyzer calibration issue in Pennsylvania suspended roadside tests for drivers thought to be driving under the influence of alcohol. Because of the inability to use the non-invasive testing, suspected DUI drivers were, instead, subjected to blood tests or faced losing driving privileges. The Supreme Court stepped in and citing concerns over violations of personal rights, ruled that a warrant must be presented prior to any blood draw. Read more here: Police Must Get A Warrant For DUI Blood Tests

 

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