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Medical conditions police could mistake for signs of intoxication

When people get behind the wheel drunk, they are at a significantly increased risk of causing a crash that injures them or someone else. Unfortunately, that risk alone isn't enough to deter people from drinking and driving. Law enforcement officers have to actively patrol to check for those driving under the influence to help keep the roads safe. They pull people over based on driving and then perform field sobriety and chemical testing as necessary.

Can police take your blood without your consent after arrest?

Chemical evidence often plays a crucial role in the state's case against alleged criminals, particularly in cases stemming from allegations of impaired driving. It's no wonder then that those worried about potential criminal charges, especially driving while intoxicated (DWI) offenses, may not want law enforcement officers to test their breath or take their blood after an arrest.