Georgia Eliminates DUI Refusal Loophole

Georgia Eliminates DUI Refusal Loophole

Georgia Court of Appeals rules that forced blood draws can by performed, with a warrant, when a breath test is refused.

The Georgia Court of Appeals last week confirmed that police can conduct a forced blood test on a suspected drunk driver if a judge issues a search warrant, deciding that the state legislature had overruled the 2006 state Supreme Court decision on the topic.

Daniel J. McAllister was driving … Read More

Was Your BAC Higher Than Expected? Here Are Two Possible Explanations

Was Your BAC Higher Than Expected? Here Are Two Possible Explanations

Determining a person’s BAC is a very complex process, and there are multiple ways for a blood or breath sample to be contaminated or otherwise unreliable. If the testing is done by way of a blood test, two surprising sources of contamination come from an unlikely source: the hospital itself.

One possible source of contamination is draw-site contamination. When … Read More