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Politics
4:46 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Supreme Court rules necessity of warrant in most DWI blood draws

WallyG FLICKR

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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Politics
12:28 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Mo. drunk driving case headed to U.S. Supreme Court

WallyG FLICKR

A Cape Girardeau drunk driving case is going all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The court will decide if police can give a blood test without a warrant.

After Tyler McNeely failed a field sobriety check and refused the breath test, a Missouri State Highway Patrol Officer took him to hospital where he had a blood test.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri represents McNeely. Legal director Tony Rothert says the officer infringed upon McNeely’s fourth amendment protection from unreasonable search by drawing his blood without a warrant.

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