drunk driving

Family and friends mourn the death of Michael Tufts

Oct 6, 2014
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Michael Tufts served as a police officer at the New Bloomfield Police Department for four months before he was hit by a drunk driver in Columbia, Mo. He spent the next 20 months in a coma before dying on Aug. 23, 2014.

While Michael’s death was tragic, his legacy lives on through his family and friends. The Michael Tufts Memorial Fund is a way for his family to raise awareness about drinking and driving.

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Miller County authorities now have a new way to conduct DWI investigations. The new method makes it much easier for officers to attain search warrants when administering blood draws from suspected drivers.

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The United States Supreme Court ruled today in a Missouri case that police cannot take a blood test from a drunk driving suspect without a warrant, during a routine drunk driving arrest.

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The Supreme Court is considering whether police must get a warrant before ordering a blood test on an unwilling drunken-driving suspect.

The justices heard arguments Wednesday in a case involving a disputed blood test from Missouri. Police stopped a speeding, swerving car and the driver, who had two previous drunken-driving convictions, refused to submit to a breath test to measure the alcohol level in his body.

On mid-sized farms

Jun 21, 2012
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This week, we’ll hear the final installment of Harvest Public Media’s Farmer of the Future series.