Supreme Court Looking at Missouri DUI Case
The Supreme Court is currently deliberating over whether it should be necessary to get a warrant before checking a suspected drunk driver’s blood alcohol level. The case they are closely examining occurred in Missouri where a weaving, speeding car was pulled over and the officers, who suspected drug or alcohol use, gave the driver a breathalyzer test.
The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled that a warrant should be issued before a blood alcohol test is given unless it endangers a life or evidence could be destroyed in the delay. The Federal Supreme Court is weighing the details of the case for the necessity of a warrant. The state and federal government are both urging the Court to allow these tests to continue, citing the number of accidents and deaths caused by vehicle operators who are driving under the influence.
Driving under the influence is a serious crime that can have highly damaging repercussions. Many Missouri drivers have been injured by impaired drivers and the experienced personal injury attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman are well versed in fighting for the victims of these incidents. If you or a love one has been injured by an impaired driver visit our website immediately to speak with one of our St. Louis personal injury attorneys to find out what we can do to help.