Minnesota Court Denies Prosecution for Warrantless Urine Tests

The Minnesota Court of Appeals says the state cannot prosecute drivers for refusing to submit to warrantless urine tests.

The appeals court has reversed the conviction of a driver who refused to submit to a blood or urine test.

Minnesota Supreme Court has said warrantless breath tests are constitutional, but the Court of Appeals ruled in October that warrantless blood tests are not.

This latest ruling applied similar logic to warrantless urine tests.

The Supreme Court will review the Minnesota Supreme Court decision on breath tests and two North Dakota cases.