Blood draw required if breath test refused
Web Posted: 05/21/2008 11:25 PM CDT
Anyone who refuses to submit to a blood-alcohol breath test this weekend will be required to have his or her blood drawn, authorities said Tuesday in reminding residents of a new program scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. Friday.
District Attorney Susan Reed said the ‘No Refusal Accepted’ program is scheduled to continue through 7 a.m. Tuesday.
A registered nurse will be on duty both at the San Antonio magistrate’s office and the detention center to draw blood from anyone arrested on suspicion of drunken driving who refused at the scene to take a breath test.
Prosecutors will assist with reviewing blood search warrants, Reed said, and local law enforcement agencies will participate in the effort.
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Does anyone out there remember the words: “Right to Privacy. Every person shall be secure in his person, property, communications, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches …”