Blood Alcohol Tests Require Search Warrants – Maybe (p. 2)

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We are continuing our discussion of the United States Supreme Court opinion in a drunk driving case. The question for the court was whether the police could obtain a blood sample from a suspect even if the suspect has not consented to the test. The court’s answer was a resounding, “Probably not. Not every time.
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Blood Alcohol Tests Require Search Warrants – Most of the Time

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The United States Supreme Court ruled this week on a case that could change the way state and local police handle suspected drunk drivers. The case is not from North Carolina, but a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court must be followed in all states — usually. At times, the court’s decision is so fact-specific
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Prosecution Must Show Malice in Doctor’s Trial

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The Wake County trial of a doctor involved in a fatal crash has grabbed local headlines. The charges of driving while impaired and second-degree murder are based on police allegations that the defendant’s blood alcohol content was nearly twice the 0.08 limit and that he had been driving at nearly twice the posted speed. The
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