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Supreme Court takes on testing of drunk drivers

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether testing a suspected drunk driver violates their rights.

Today, the high court will decide whether police can force suspected drunk drivers to have blood drawn for testing.

Officials say the case stems from whether a blood test constitutes an “unreasonable search,” which is prohibited under the Fourth Amendment.

Prosecutors argue that alcohol in the blood quickly dissipates so police need to act quickly by getting a breath test or a blood test.

However, the American Civil Liberties Union says an officer must obtain a search warrant before forcing a suspect to undergo a blood test.