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.  

It Can Happen to Anyone: Mizzou Coach Gary Pinkel Arrested for DWI

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,