DWI Case from MO Goes to US Supreme Court
(Washington, DC)--A case before the U.S. Supreme Court has ties to Missouri, and nationwide impact. Justices heard arguments Wednesday regarding the arrest over 2 years ago of a Cape Girardeau man who was pulled over for speeding and failed the initial sobriety check. He refused the breathalyzer, so the Mo. State Highway Patrolman took him to the hospital for a blood test, which the driver also refused. The patrolman allegedly ordered the hospital to administer the blood test anyway, without a warrant. The man claims that is a violation of his 4th Amendment rights regarding illegal search and seizure.
Learfield News reports the Justices' decision on the case may not be issued for several months.