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Supreme Court: Police must try to get a warrant for blood tests

If you get pulled over for suspected drunk driving, police will usually attempt to find out through various means if there is a good chance you are intoxicated. First, they might ask if you have been drinking, which you do not have to answer. Next, they might ask you to exit your car and submit to a field sobriety test or a breath test, which you can refuse to perform and ask for an attorney in most cases. Finally, if police do arrest you, they may take you to a hospital and attempt to collect a blood sample. Last week, however, the Supreme Court ruled that only in certain situations is that acceptable.

Tigerfest goers should beware of increased DUI patrols

Tomorrow is Tigerfest at Towson University. At 3:30 p.m., people from all over the area will cram into Johnny Unitas Stadium to see acts like Breathe Carolina, Super Mash Bros and headliner Wiz Khalifa. In addition to the musical acts, there will be activities like an obstacle course and a fortune teller, as well as a beer tent for those who are 21 or older. When the beer garden closes at 8 p.m., however, make sure you have a safe ride home.

Annapolis court gives high schoolers lesson on drunk driving

Many Baltimore parents know that high school students like to experiment with new things. Being in high school is not easy on everyone, and many try drugs or alcohol in an effort to fit in with the popular crowd. And as prom season approaches, the likelihood of students drinking may be even greater.

Driver faces vehicular manslaughter charges after DUI accident

As we've discussed in the past, a drunk driving charge can come with serious penalties. You could face license revocation, expensive fines and possibly jail time. While these penalties can drastically affect your quality of life, other drunk driving-related charges can be much worse. One man is finding this out now after a car accident he was involved in ended in death.

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