Seeing “whiskey plates” on a Hummer got me thinking. Damned SUV driver, driving the biggest, baddest, most in-your-face vehicle on the road and doing so drunk. How irresponsible. How . . . it just makes me mad. But, really, I don’t know that the owner of the Hummer did anything wrong to “earn” the “whiskey […]
Two hundred and twenty-five people were arrested without benefit of any Complaint being sworn or judge determining probable cause or a jury determining guilt.
In April of this year, the U.S. Supreme Court created a Rorschach test for DWI law called McNeely v. Missouri. Applying the Fourth Amendment jurisprudence to Missouri law—and the facts of Mr. McNeely’s particular arrest—the Court held that the police should have obtained a warrant before taking Mr. McNeely’s blood and testing it for alcohol […]
In April, the US Supreme Court ruled that police violated Tyler McNeely’s 4th Amendment rights by forcibly drawing his blood without first obtaining a warrant. The McNeely decision raises many questions for the Minnesota state courts.
How Drunk is Too Drunk to Drive? On any given day, newspapers around the country publish crime reports. Accounts of incidents involving alcohol—generally, DWIs— often report that a person’s blood alcohol content (BAC) was “twice the legal limit” or even “three times the legal limit.” The phrasing is intended to put perspective around the otherwise-obscure […]