Last Modified: Thursday, November 28, 2013 7:08 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — This holiday weekend, there will be an increased police presence on the roads, and state troopers say they'll abide by a "no refusal" policy that takes DWI enforcement to a whole new level.
In the past, a driver arrested on suspicion of driving drunk could refuse a breath, urine or blood test. Trooper Melissa Matey tells WVUE-TV that under "no refusal," if a driver refuses a chemical test once arrested for a DWI, that trooper can get a search warrant for a motorist's blood.
While it may seem like an invasion of privacy, the courts have ruled it constitutional in Louisiana.
According to Louisiana State Police, of the more than the 700 people killed in fatality accidents in Louisiana this year, 40 percent of them were alcohol related.
Posted By: PQW On: 12/8/2013
Title: more rights.....
drifting away. Before long y'all will be saying that what the Texas State Troopers did to that woman on the side of the road is OK. Unless of course, its YOUR WIFE then funny how it becomes different then! But what happens if they force that needle and everything comes back clean? What consequences does the trooper have? Do they pay to get your car out of the tow yard and the mental crap you go through getting treated like that? The cops no longer have to prove their case, they just force it. Lawyers will tell you than on a weekend especially, if you get stopped, they are looking for DUI first.You start off guilty.
Posted By: Rob On: 12/4/2013
Title: There not forcing a needle in your arm!!
They are not forcing a needle in anybody's arm!!!! They offered to let you blow in a straw, if you decline to do so take what's coming to you!!
Posted By: TexCajun On: 12/1/2013
Title: It's easy
By writ of law, that's how.
Posted By: djoe On: 11/29/2013
How in the hell can u force a needle into someones arm