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SCOTUS Rules that Warrantless Breath Tests are Constitutional

Interesting development in DUI tests [1] and the like:

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that police can run breath tests on drivers suspected of drunk driving without violating the Constitution, but must have a warrant before requiring people to take blood alcohol tests.

“Because breath tests are significantly less intrusive than blood tests and in most cases amply serve law enforcement interests, a breath test, but not a blood test, may be administered as a search incident to a lawful arrest for drunk driving. No warrant is needed in this situation,” Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the majority opinion in Birchfield vs. North Dakota.

He was joined by Justices Anthony Kennedy, Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan, and Chief Justice John Roberts.

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