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High court limits drunken-driving test laws

High court limits drunken-driving test laws

  • June 23, 2016
  • Devon Sharpe
  • Comments Off on High court limits drunken-driving test laws

(The Indiana Lawyer) The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday placed new limits on state laws that make it a crime for motorists suspected of drunken driving to refuse alcohol tests.

The justices ruled that police must obtain a search warrant before requiring drivers to take blood alcohol tests, but not breath tests, which the court considers less intrusive. (More…)

The case is Birchfield v. North Dakota.

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