Breaking: St. Louis to Become DUI “No Refusal Zone” – Driver Blood Tests Required Starting on New Year’s Eve
In September 2008 top Democratic prosecutors in St. Louis announced that they would threaten and prosecute critics of Barack Obama.
St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce and St. Louis County Circuit Attorney Bob McCulloch threatened to bring libel charges against those who spoke out falsely against Barack Obama. The Obama goon squads were formed.
City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce is establishing a DUI “no refusal zone” inside the city limits of St. Louis. Starting today, drivers may face a blood test without consent if they are suspected of driving under the influence.
FOX 2 News reported:
If an officer suspects you are driving in St. Louis City under the influence of alcohol, you can refuse a breath test. But, you might face a blood test whether you consent or not.
City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce, Police Chief Sam Dotson and Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson planned a press conference Monday afternoon to announce a “No Refusal Zone” across St. Louis.
This issue has already been through the U.S. Supreme Court.
Missouri law says you can refuse to give a breath test, if police pull you over and suspect that you are driving drunk. But, the law does not protect you from certain consequences. Neither does a recent ruling by the nation’s highest court.
In Cape Girardeau County, an officer arrested Tyler McNeely in October 2010 for suspicion of DUI. McNeely refused to take a breath test. An officer took McNeely to the hospital and had his blood drawn, without a warrant.
Eight of the nine Supreme Court justices said that action violated the suspect’s fourth amendment protection from unnecessary search and seizure. Justice Sonya Sotomayor stated that police must first seek a search warrant for that blood. It looks like city officials plan to do that, each and every time a suspect refuses a breath test.
Joyce tweeted about her plan last night.
— Jennifer M. Joyce (@JenniferJoyceCA) December 29, 2013
The new law will go into effect on New Year’s Eve in St. Louis.