Supreme Court strikes down automatic, warrantless OWI blood draws

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WITI) -- In a 5-4 decision that could have ripple effects throughout the country, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday, April 17th that police cannot force a drunk driving suspect to submit to a blood test without a search warrant, with limited exceptions.

The ruling comes from a Missouri case, but it is likely to have a substantial impact in Wisconsin and many other states which, until now, have operated with a blanket policy that police do not need a search warrant.

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