Seize Suspect's Blood

Drunk Driving Blood Battle

Palm Bay (FL) police are going after suspected drunk drivers in a new
way. Police say they have a right to seize a suspect’s
blood and make it mandatory using a court order.

Police interpret the fourth amendment as giving them the right to
seize blood because they say it is evidence of a crime. They say drivers
will not have a choice.

“To take constitutional law and obtain a search warrant to obtain that
evidence is just using the law that’s been in existence all along, it’s
just nobody’s decided to use it.”

Palm Bay police also hope to train their officers so they can draw
blood instead of using paramedics to do the job. DUI lawyers say if that
happens, they will try to stop it.


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