Supreme Court Hears Implied Consent Case
The Supreme Court is expressing doubts over laws that make it a crime to refuse to take alcohol tests.
Justices heard arguments in cases challenging North Dakota and Minnesota laws that criminalize a refusal to test for alcohol, even without a search warrant.
Prosecuted drivers claim these practices violate the Constitution’s ban on unreasonable searches and seizures.
Some justices seemed to be searching for a compromise suggesting breath tests may not need warrants because they are less invasive than blood tests.