Warrantless Blood-Alcohol Tests
Expanded Police Powers During Routine DWI ArrestsBuy Full Issue$34.95
In the early morning hours of October 3, 2010, Corporal Mark Winder of the Missouri State Highway Patrol was on duty in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. He observed a truck exceeding the speed limit and moving erratically, so he stopped the vehicle. He noticed that the driver, Tyler G. McNeely, displayed signs of intoxication — such as bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and the smell of alcohol on his breath.
Winder asked McNeely to take a sobriety field test, on which he performed poorly. Winder requested that McNeely undergo a portable breath test, but McNeely refused. Winder then arrested McNeely for driving…Buy Full Issue$34.95
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Expanded Police Powers During Routine DWI ArrestsRead More Buy Article$6.95
College Admissions, Police Searches, and Gay Marriage on the DocketRead More Buy Article$6.95
Overview of the Law and Police PracticesRead More Buy Article$6.95
Decision of the Missouri Supreme CourtRead More Buy Article$6.95
The Justices Weigh in on Warrantless DUI Blood TestsRead More Buy Article$6.95
Pro & Con
Can a Law Enforcement Officer Always Order a Blood Sample Taken From a Drunk Driving Suspect Without First Obtaining a Warrant?