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Police in some Georgia are testing the blood alcohol content of DUI suspects whether they like it or not. DUI suspects have the right to refuse breath tests, but the officers are able to obtain a search warrant to forcibly draw blood and get evidence for a DUI case.
I urge you to follow the link to Fox Atlanta's website at the bottom of this post. A local television anchor called a clip showing what forcible blood drawing looks like in DUI investigations “disturbing.” The footage shows suspected drunk drivers being strapped down and nurses drawing their blood.
Law enforcement is using this strategy to obtain evidence in DUI cases when the driver does not consent to testing – evidence they say must be collected soon after arrest because of how quickly alcohol leaves the blood stream over time.
Should such intrusive measures be used to obtain such evidence during a DUI investigation? Be sure to watch Fox's video below before making your decision.