CO Sup Court: If you choose to drive in CO, you may constitutionally be required to take a blood or breath test

Posted by

Kirk Mitchell has this for the Denver Post:

The Colorado Supreme Court has upheld Colorado’s drunken driving statutes in three cases in which lower court judges had thrown out evidence in warrantless blood draws, including a case in which a suspect had five times the legal limit of alcohol in his bloodstream…

The three cases involved different aspects of Colorado’s expressed consent law, according to a news release from Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler.

The law says that by driving in Colorado, drivers consent to a blood or breath test to determine their blood alcohol content if the police have probable cause to believe that the driver has committed an alcohol-related driving offense.

More:

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s