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Originally posted by spines
If pulled over and you refuse to give a breathalizer they will take your blood. This is, of course, only if they suspect you of drunk driving...
Police get search warrant to take man's blood
DALWORTHINGTON GARDENS -- Louis Hodge cooperated with the Dalworthington Gardens officer who pulled him over last August. He stood, walked, and allowed himself to be cuffed on command. But back at the station, there was one request Hodge denied: a blood draw.
"When Mr. Hodge realized that it wasn't going to be a doctor, nurse, chemist, or someone qualified in Texas to give blood, but it was going to be the police officer in this case, the police officer who arrested him. At that point he politely said no," said Mimi Coffey, attorney for Mr. Hodge.
originally posted by please_takemyrights
Someone remind me who the victim is if one is driving intoxicated?
In 2006, there were 13,470 fatalities in crashes involving an alcohol-impaired driver (BAC of .08 or higher) – 32 percent of total traffic fatalities for the year.
16,005 people were killed in the United States in alcohol-related* motor vehicle traffic crashes (BAC of .01 or higher).
In 2006, 1,794 children age 14 and younger were killed in motor vehicle crashes. Of those 1,794 fatalities, 306 (17%) occurred in alcohol-impaired driving crashes. Children riding in vehicles with drivers who had a BAC level of .08 or higher accounted for half (153) of these deaths.
Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
if you refuse to blow, that's sufficient for a presumption of guilt.
Originally posted by verylowfrequency
Well that's a step above Texas, isn't it. However I disagree that is efficient evidence for presumption of guilt - the person might have religious reasons not to provide a sample - in my state that just means you spend a night in jail and lose your license for a year - they can't charge you for what they have no evidence for, but they can take your license.