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Thread: Wyoming House bill would force blood DUI tests

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    Wyoming House bill would force blood DUI tests

    A bill to force suspected drunken drivers to submit to a breath, blood or urine test for alcohol is headed to the House floor for debate.

    House Bill 29, sponsored by Rep. Keith Gingery, R-Jackson, received endorsement by the House Judiciary Committee on Monday morning on a 5-4 vote.

    Patterned after South Dakota's tough law, the bill would repeal Wyoming's 50-year-old implied consent law that allows suspected drunken drivers to refuse any tests for alcohol.

    Gingery said the bill is targeted at repeat offenders with high blood-alcohol levels who know how to use the law to avoid punishment.

    Under the state's nearly 40-year-old implied consent law, suspected drunken drivers can refuse an alcohol test. In doing so, they avoid any criminal penalty but face suspension of their drivers' licenses.

    Supporters said there are remedies for abuse. They also said the blood draws are obtained by health care professionals in a medical setting.

    Phillips said that while the bill allows for "forced blood draws," they were needed in fewer than 5 percent of the DUI arrests in South Dakota.
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    Jackson, Wyoming is fairly liberal. Even though this is coming from a Republican, it doesn't surprise me.

    What ever happened to proof being the state's burden? Now not only do they want you to incriminate yourself through confession (I don't believe they must read Miranda rights anymore), they want you to provide damning evidence against yourself through coercion. I hope Americans wake up.

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    I'ld like congress to subject themselves to these same levels of intrusion of thier privacy.
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    Wyoming is just catching up with the rest of the country on this one. If you are operating a motor vehicle then you should be subject to sobriety tests. All Florida residents can find implied consent on our driver's licenses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spydertl79 View Post
    Wyoming is just catching up with the rest of the country on this one. If you are operating a motor vehicle then you should be subject to sobriety tests. All Florida residents can find implied consent on our driver's licenses.
    Even forced blood tests?

    We don't have that in Florida. Actually in Florida you can turn down the field sobriety and breath tests. You licence will still get suspended and you will go to jail. But you still have the power to do so. Wyoming is not "catching up". They are setting a dangerous precedent that we have never seen in this country.
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