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.
Ever think you’ll never get a DWI? Think again.
The head football coach for the Missouri Tigers, Gary Pinkel, was arrested Wednesday night for suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Pinkel was stopped by a Boone County Sheriff’s Deputy on Keene Street in Columbia at about 10:15 p.m. for improper lane and signal usage. I wouldn’t want to be that Deputy.
Pinkel was taken into custody and transported to Boone County Jail where he was released after posting a $500 bond. He apparently hasn’t been given any special treatment,