US Supreme Court Strikes Down Warrantless DUI Blood Draws

US Supreme Court Strikes Down Warrantless DUI Blood Draws

There are a few instances in WA state where you don't have the choice of breath or blood test, nor do you have the choice of if you can consent or not as it relates to DUI. Those instances are:

Outside those instances and extreme emergency cases, the US Supreme Court recently ruled in Missouri v McNeely that police cannot force a drunk driving suspect to submit to a blood draw without a warrant. This decision by the Supreme Court sets the minimum requirements each state must follow to respect a person's privacy.