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 July 2012, the legislature amended Minnesota’s DWI laws to stiffen the driver’s license penalties if your BCA is twice the legal limit.
The Minnesota Supreme Court heard oral arguments on whether the Intoxalyzer 5000 is reliable enough to support DWI or DUI charges. Here’s a quick summary of five years’ of litigation leading up to this moment.