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Arrest — Search Incident to Arrest — Warrantless Blood Test — Person Offers to Take Breath Test

State v. Jay D. Krajewski, 2002 WI 97, affirming unpublished decision of court of appeals
For Krawjewski: Christopher A. Mutschler


¶3. … (A) warrantless nonconsensual blood draw from a person arrested on probable cause for a drunk driving offense is constitutional based on the exigent circumstances exception to the warrant requirement of the Fourth Amendment, even if the person offers to submit to a chemical test other than the blood test chosen by law enforcement, provided that the blood draw complies with the factors enumerated in Bohling [,173 Wis. 2d 529, 494 N.W.2d 399 (1993)]. We conclude that the warrantless blood draw in this case was properly based on exigency and complied with factors enumerated in Bohling. Accordingly, we affirm the decision of the court of appeals.

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