Missouri Supreme Court Rejects Warrantless Blood Testing During DWI Arrests

Earlier this week, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled on a monumental DWI case that had the potential to drastically change the approach police officers could take during DWI arrests.  After the decision, law enforcement officers must get a warrant before ordering a blood test on an unwilling drunken-driving suspect except during special circumstances when the delay could threaten a life or destroy potential evidence.

The simple fact that alcohol in the blood begins dissipating when a person stops drinking does not qualify as such a circumstance.