…State and local police across the country are preparing ‘no refusal’ DUI and DWI checkpoints at which citizens will be investigated for suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, not on the basis of their driving, but simply due to their geographic location. Those who refuse to submit to a breathalyzer test will be forced to endure a blood test instead….
Texas and Oregon are just two of the many states conductin “no refusal” forced blood drawings this weekend.
…Set up like traditional DUI checkpoints, these differ in an important way: Drivers suspected of operating under the influence who refuse to take a breathalyzer test will have their blood drawn, regardless of whether they consent.
Generally, drivers arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence can refuse to consent to a breathalyzer or other chemical test, such as blood or urine. Only after obtaining a search warrant can police then legally test the suspect. At a ‘no-refusal’ checkpoint, however, police on the scene are issued a warrant by an on-call, or ‘mobile,’ judge and drivers are forced to have their blood taken and tested….
Disclosure: My sister was killed by twenty-five years ago by a drunk, stoned driver.
Nevertheless, I object to drivers or anyone else for that matter being dragged into a precinct by law enforcement, strapped to a gurney, held down and their blood taken against their will. “Liberty, one lost is lost forever.” (John Adams) See video below: