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Thursday, June 27, 2019

SCOTUS Affirms Blood Withdrawal from Unconcious Driver without Warrant

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The United State Supreme Court affirms that police can order blood drawn from a suspect in a DWI case while the suspect is unconscious.  SCOTUS holds that state law assuming driver’s consent to blood test for alcohol/drugs - even with the driver unconscious - provides an adequate exception to the warrant requirement under the 4th amendment.

Mitchell v. Wisconsin June 27, 2019